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WW2 German M1942 Luftwaffe Single Decal Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet) – NS 64

WW2 German M1942 Luftwaffe Single Decal Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet) – NS 64

$1,775.00
Product code: 39

Availability: SOLD

Quick Overview:

The helmet shell is in excellent original condition with a outstanding patina commensurate with age and use. Almost all of the wartime dark feld-grau paint remains. The factory applied Luftwaffe second pattern eagle decal is authentic and is also in excellent original condition. The M1931 - Second Pattern Zinc liner system is original to the helmet with all three split pin rivet fasteners intact with their slotted washers.

Details

Certified genuine M1942 Luftwaffe single decal German helmet manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke

WW2 German M1942 Luftwaffe Single Decal Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet) manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke. The helmet shell is in excellent original condition with a outstanding patina commensurate with age and use. Almost all of the wartime dark feld-grau paint remains.   The factory applied Luftwaffe second pattern eagle decal is authentic and is also in excellent original condition.  The M1931 - Second Pattern Zinc liner system is original to the helmet with all three split pin rivet fasteners intact with their slotted washers. The steel liner band is manufacturer stamped and dated D.R.P. 1943. The original leather liner shows evidence of use but is in excellent undamaged condition and still fitted with its original drawstring. The leather itself is lightly scuffed and worn in places and is stamped with the size number 56. The side skirt of the helmet is stamped NS 64 and the rear skirt 5835.  The manufacturers code NS indicates that this M42 Stahlhelm was produced by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke. The 64 is a the size marking (64cm) and the 5835 the helmet batch number.

For reference an excellent WW2 photo showing a group of German snipers belonging to Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1. Hermann Göring wearing similar helmets is attached.  This helmet has not been restored and is in excellent original condition.

Additional Information

Weight (kg) 2.2000
Country of Origin German
Pattern M42
Maker Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke
Year of Manufacture (circa) 1943