German Helmets - Medium Size

M35 SE64 #13 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1935 type. It has a faint maker/size stamp of SE64, showing the manufacturer as Sachsische Emaillerwerk, Lauter, Germany. The shell size being 64cm. The batch stamp is faint as well, it is made up of four digits with the last being 6. Most of the shell is in good condition except for the crown which is quite thin from corrosion and there were several long cracks. The cracks are the result of residual stress from manufacture which was released as the steel thinned due to the corrosion. The crown has been thickened and reinforced with filler. Despite the thinning of the crown, there is not much rust pitting to speak of. The shell was stripped to bare metal, rust treated, filled, primed then painted. A reproduction M1931 helmet liner with a zinc steel band, pigskin liner marked as size 57 and original type, cotton drawstring has been fitted to set off this helmet. The liner is from the Czech republic, is an exact copy of an original and the best available on the market. A nice replacement leather chinstrap, with aluminium hardware, has been fitted. It is marked VOEGELS, KOLN, 1940. The leather being soft and pliable. The shell is painted in the early smooth green per 1935/40 specifications and fitted out as a double decal Kreigsmarine (Navy) helmet with the gold Navy eagle on the left and the national tri-colour shield on the right. $375

M42 _64 #108 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1942 size 64 steel shell. The shell was in relic form but had some fill and a bad khaki paint job. It was purchased from Poland and the seller says it was recovered from the Poland/Slovakia border region where the battle of ‘Dukla Pass’ took place in Sep/Oct 1944. When the thick khaki putty coat was removed, the surface was seen to be covered in pitting inside and out and it was evident that a transverse crack across the dome had been welded up. The shell remains solid; no evidence of factory stamps remained. The shell was cleaned up, primed and painted in grey-green with an exterior textured surface. The liner is a reproduction M1931 type with zinc outer band, calfskin leather and shoelace type, cotton drawstring, ink-marked as size 57. These liners are from the Czech Republic and are exact copies of original. They are of top quality and the best available. The chinstrap is an excellent replacement with steel fittings, the tongue is marked C.KORN, ALZEY 1943. This helmet represents a single decal, M42 combat helmet with a Heer (Army) decal on the left. $290 AUD

M40 SE64 #17 - The shell is an original WWII 1940 Model and it measures as a size 64. The maker/size and lot number stamps appeared when the shell was cleaned back to bare metal; they read as SE64 and 107. This would indicate the maker as Sachsische Emaillerwerk, Lauter, Germany and the shell size being 64cm. The inner and outer surfaces were affected by rust and pitting. Some areas worse than others. There were only a few pinholes from rust and a couple of small areas around the rim that were missing due to rust. This is a nice solid shell. It has been stripped back to bare metal, rust treated, repaired, primed then painted in grey-green with a textured outer surface. The liner is a nice replacement M1931 helmet liner, with a galvanized steel outer band. It is ink marked as size 57 (57cm head size). The draw string is a shoe lace weave, cotton type and the leather is said to be pigskin. This liner is of high quality, sourced from the Czech Republic, identical to originals and the best on the market. The leather chin strap is a very nice replacement and is marked Wilhelm Ellers Jr.Bielefeld 1942; the leather is soft and pliable. This helmet is restored to depict a stock standard issue, and classic, 1940 single decal Army (Heer) example. $350 AUD

M42 ckl64 #111 - The shell is an original WWII 1942 Model. When cleaned back to bare metal the following stamps appeared; ckl64 and the lot number of 3154. Ckl is the same as ET manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale, Harz. The lot number dates the manufacture to late-ish 1943. The shell is in solid condition; there is pitting to most of the inner dome but the inner skirt is clean. The outer crown has some pitting with the remainder being fairly smooth. There is a dint on the edge of the right crown. This helmet was acquired from the Ukraine. This shell was stripped to bare metal, rust treated, the dint filled, primed and painted. The liner is a nice replacement M1931 helmet liner, with a galvanized steel outer band. It is ink marked as size 57 (57cm head size). It has the correct draw string and pig skin leather. This liner is of high quality, sourced from the Czech Republic, identical to originals and the best on the market. The leather chin strap is a very nice imported replacement and is marked Wilhelm Ellers Jr. Bielefeld 1942. This helmet is restored to depict a stock standard issue, single decal, M42 Army (Heer) helmet in grey-green then a camouflage effect was applied with a yellow base coat and dark olive-drab patches. A ‘captured’ allied cam net was then fitted. $369 AUD

M40 Q64 #32 - The shell is an original WW2 Model 1940 example. The factory stamp are quite faint and located at the rear – Q64 (faint) and a lot number of what may be T3323. Only the T and second 3 were clear. These stamps indicate the manufacturer as F.W. Quist situated in Esslingen north of Stuttgart and the shell size of 64cm. Apart from two small holes in the front (probably to mount a badge), this shell is in perfect condition. It saw Czech service post-war and being typical of Czech service, was painted black. The shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in grey-green with a textured outer. The liner is a nice replacement M1931 helmet liner, with a zinc outer band. The leather is ink marked as size 57 (57cm head size). The liner has a shoe lace weave, cotton type drawstring while the leather is pig skin. This liner is of the highest quality; imported from the Czech Republic; identical to originals and the best on the market. The leather chin strap is a very nice replacement with steel hardware; it is soft and pliable; and is marked Wilhelm Ellers Jr. Bielefeld 1942. An Army (Heer) decal has been applied to the left side. $535 AUD

M42 ET64 #112 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1942 size 64 steel shell. When it was acquired, it was painted in the black signifying its use by the Czech Republic, post war. The shell was in perfect condition. Factory markings inside the skirt near the left ear read ET64. ET shows the manufacturer as Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale, Harz and the shell size as 64cm. Inside the rear skirt is the batch number, 2486. The shell is in perfect condition. It was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted in standard grey-green with a textured outer. The liner is a reproduction M1931 type with zinc outer band, pigskin leather and shoelace type, cotton drawstring, marked as size 57. These liners are imported from the Czech Republic, identical to originals and the best available. The chinstrap is an excellent replacement with steel fittings, the tongue is marked RB Nr0/0390/0204. A single Army decal has been applied to the left side. $535 AUD