The helmet was carefully disassembled, stripped and repainted in the correct WW2 German textured green. I believe the chinstrap may be original however I'm uncertain whether the liner is original or not.The liner size is 58 and does appear to be aged with some minor cracking in the leather. I received the helmet with the liner and chinstrap as shown.
I rubbed a small amount of red carpenters chalk in the stamped area to highlight the markings. This wipes easily away with a damp cloth.
Lot number appears to be 5593 or 5595. Please study the photos and feel free to ask questions. This is a fantastic display piece and makes a great Christmas gift! I was asked if there was a dent on the front right side of the helmet.
The helmet is 100% free of rust, dents or cracks. The item "Original WW2 German Helmet M42 qvl 66" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "blue_kat" and is located in Bayonne, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.