This original WWII German manufactured M42 helmet is in great combat-used condition. The helmet's exterior showcases an original Normandy tri-color camouflage paint scheme. The original owner appears to have inserted something into the vent-holes in order to prevent paint from getting on the leather liner; this produced an interesting sunburst effect at the helmet's sides. The inside brim is size stamped NS62 lot number D230, denoting mid-1942 production by the Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, Schwerte factory. The interior retains its original leather liner and 1936 dated chinstrap; both pieces exhibit damage. The leather liner displays the hand-written name of its original owner, Hans Jäger. A dome stamp can be seen in the shell's interior. There is a faint "59" painted on the helmet's front; this, in combination with the veteran's name and branch of service, may provide an interesting opportunity for research. The split pins and washers are all original and untouched.