This is an extremely fine World War II German M1942 Steel Helmet that remains in excellent condition. The exterior of the shell is painted with the regulation dark green paint and never had a decal applied. The interior leather liner is pliable and with no damage to the fingertips. There is no liner size stamping on any of the fingers and the three liner rivets remain factory tight. The doom stamp is present but faint and difficult to make out.
The helmet is without the chin strap. It a very attractive example in excellent, field used condition."NS" was the marking for the Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke helmet manufacturing company. Their size and lot number markings were to be found on the rear inside rim of the helmet. Like all World War II German helmets, the two letters, in this case "NS" were accompanied by a two-digit numeric denoting the shell size in centimeters. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.