German Helmets - Medium Size

M35 Luft - Original Model 1935 shell stamped as a size 64. The shell is clearly stamped, on the skirt near the left ear, as a Q64 (Quist) being manufactured by F.W. Quist, G.m.b.H., Esslingen. The batch number on the rear skirt reads 992. The liner is a part reproduction M1931 liner. The outer liner band is original and is dated 1943. The leather and drawstring are reproductions. The chinstrap is a reproduction leather with steel fittings, markings on the tongue read ‘MARTIN PAUCKNER, BAMBERG, 1943’. This refurbished helmet is based on an existing original and is named ‘Heimlich L.N. Kp’ per the original. L.N. Kp apparently represents a signals Unit. Also displayed is a replica 1938 dome stamp. The helmet is designed to represent a pre-war Luftwaffe helmet in existence. It is painted semi-gloss blue-grey and is fitted with a ‘droop tail eagle decal’ issued up until about 1937 and national tri-colour. $430 AUD
M42 Luft hkp64 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1942 size 64 steel shell. Original markings inside flare at the rear read as hkp64 over the batch number of 5247. Hkp64 denotes a size 64 shell and means the makers name/city is Sachsische Emaillerwerk, Lauter. The shell is in excellent condition. The liner is a replica with zinc outer band, head size 57 (will fit a size 58). The chinstrap is a reproduction leather type marked Martin Pauckner, Bamberg 1943. A replica M42 acceptance stamp has been applied in the inner dome. The helmet depicts a standard M42 Single Decal Luft issue helmet in textured blue/grey. A late pattern Luftwaffe eagle is applied to the left side. $360 AUD
M42 Heer ET64 #103 - 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 show the manufacturer as Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale, Harz and the shell size as 64cm. Inside the rear skirt is the batch number, 2225. The liner is a reproduction M1931 type with zinc outer band, calfskin leather and shoelace type, cotton drawstring, marked as size 57. The chinstrap is an excellent replacement with steel fittings, the tongue is marked with an RB number – RB Nr 0/0390/0204 which effectively was a code for the manufacturer. The helmet has been painted grey-green inside and out with a textured finish on the outside. A single Army decal has been applied to the left side. $370 AUD
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
M40 _64 #10 - The shell is an original WWII Model 40. It a size 64 but the factory stamps are no longer visible. When acquired the shell was covered in a black gel type enamel. The shell was stripped to bare metal, rust treated, repaired, primed and painted. The new paint is grey-green with a textured finish on the 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 calf skin. The liner is of excellent quality and made in the Czech Republic, they are the finest available. The leather chin strap is a very nice replacement and marked G.SHIELE, LOBURG, 1940. This item is restored as single decal Army (Heer) helmet in the classic 1940 style. $390 AUD
M40 EF64 #11 - The shell is an original WWII Model 40. It had a green overpaint at some time in its life, probably a reissue. There were bits of the original factory paint here and there and as I‘ve come to expect, this original paint is very hard, the sander won’t scratch it. The helmet has had the sides squashed in a bit, but I have spread it back into shape with a jack. It is factory marked as an EF64, manufacturer being Emaillierwerke – Fulda; 64 is the shell size. The lot number is hard to read but could be 53439. My references say that EF lot numbers are erratic but this number seems to fit. The shell was stripped back to bare metal, had a few small dings filled, was primed and then painted in matt grey-green with a textured outer surface per 1940 specifications. A Hitler Youth decal has been applied to the left side. 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 appears to be pigskin. This is the best quality replacement liner available and is manufactured in the Czech Republic. The leather chin strap is a very nice replacement and is marked G. SCHIELE, LOBURG, 1940. This helmet is restored to depict a stock standard issue, and classic, 1940 single decal helmet. $390 AUD
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
M35 ET64 #19 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1935 shell nicely stamped as ET64 with a lot number of 2937. ET shows the shell is manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale with a size of 64cm. Ken Niewiarowicz of German Helmets Inc says about this helmet: ‘This is one of the earliest German M35 helmets ever made. In the fall of 1935 the ET factory was given the go-ahead to start production of the new M35 helmet. Along with beginning to arm the new Wehrmacht, the first couple of months of production was spent cranking out M35 helmets to fill a sales contract for Spain. Tens of thousands were shipped out to Spain fitted with M31 liners and painted in field green with no insignia. The Spanish later painted them brown and attached a badge to the front via a soldered-on sheet metal mounting bracket. This helmet showed the Spanish brown paint and the badge mount. The liner was a later produced three pad type which the Spanish used to refurbish helmets which were still in storage in the 1950s. The liner had a metal chinstrap bale on one side and a simple leather strap protruding from the liner on the other side. The steel lot number is under 3000 indicating the helmet was made probably in late 1935. The ET64 marking is there and is the early font style’. This shell was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted. The shell is perfect and is of some significance due to its date of manufacture. 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 calfskin. This is a quality liner from the Czech Republic, identical to originals and the best on the market. The leather chinstrap is a nice replacement, soft and flexible. It is marked GUNT. VOEGELS, COTTBUS 1939. This helmet is restored to represent an SS Parade type or Allgemeine SS type. It is a semi-gloss black inside and a higher gloss on the outer with double decals; early type SS Runes on the right and Party Shield on the left. $490 AUD
M35 ET64 #24 - The shell is an original WWII Model 1935 shell. When stripped back to bare metal, the faint shadow of the size/maker stamp appeared as ET64 (it is no longer visible after paint was applied). The faint lot number of what looked like 2215 also appeared (perhaps made in 1935). ET shows the shell is manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale with a size of 64cm. There were three small holes in the rear skirt; maybe a handle was attached at some time or the shell was screwed to something else. Two small portions of the rolled rim were missing on each side of the helmet at the transition point of the skirt. Still, a very solid M35 helmet with little or no rust damage or pitting. This shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired, primed and painted in the early smooth green. The liner is a nice replacement M1931 helmet liner, with a galvanized steel outer band. The leather is ink marked as size 57 (57cm head size). The draw string is a shoe lace weave, cotton type and the leather is pigskin. This is a quality, imported liner from the Czech Republic, identical to originals and the best on the market. The leather chinstrap is a nice replacement, soft and flexible. It is marked R. LARSEN BERLIN 1939. This helmet is painted in the early smooth green (circa 1935-40) with an SS decal on the right and the party shield on the left. $375 AUD
M40 _64 #31 - The shell is an original WW2 Model 1940 example. The shell measures as a size 64. No factory stamps were evident due to the ravages of time and rust. This shell was moderately rust affect all over with a dozen or so pinholes and fair bit of pitting. Despite all, the shell remains solid. The shell has been stripped to bare metal, rust treated, primed, a little filling done, and painted grey green inside and a cam pattern outside. The base colour is yellow with light and dark olive-drab patches. The liner is a nice replacement M1931 helmet liner, with a zinc 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 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 alum hardware; it is soft and pliable; and is marked VOEGELS KOLN 1940. This helmet has a tri-colour camo pattern, a captured ‘Allied’ khaki net and comes fitted with cool dust goggles. These are surplus military goggles and the box they came in indicate they may be post-war Russian. $399 AUD
M42 _64 #110 - The shell is an original WWII 1942 Model. It measures as a size 64 shell. No factory stamps are visible due to rust over the years. The shell is in solid condition and has been affected by rust. There is a pitting damage to most of the inside and mainly to the lower skirt on the outside with just a few pin holes. This helmet was acquired from Kharkov in the Ukraine. This shell has been stripped to bare metal, rust treated, a little filling done, 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 replacement and is marked RB Nr.0/0390/0204. This helmet is restored to depict a stock standard issue, single decal, M42 SS 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
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