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Camouflage German Army M42 Combat Helmet
The original helmet exterior of field gray was partially painted over with two additional colors to create a three color camouflage scheme. The original exterior field gray paint was supplemented with the application of the colors of lighter gray green and red-brown paint. An Army decal is partially visible on the left side under the paint. The interior of the shell still exhibits the original field gray paint. The rear rim of the helmet is marked "ckl64", indicating a large size 64 shell that was manufactured by the firm of Eisenhuttenwerke in Thale. The interior leather liner is complete and mostly intact, although the drawstring is not present and the top of one of the leather liner tongues is torn off and missing. The chin strap is complete and remains on top of the front edge of the helmet. The helmet is in overall excellent, combat used condition, with an impressive camouflage paint scheme that is almost entirely intact.
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