WWII German Wehrmacht Model 1942 Helmet, Veteran Son Acquired-This came to us from the son of a member of the 5th Panzer Division "Wiking". His exact quote when he emailed us was "I have a German helmet, found at my aunt’s house in July 1963 east of Munich. No lie, it was used to water the chickens, the birds could not knock it over. Probably, Volkssturm or Reichswehr. The inside metal bands for the liner are still intact." Well, it is a Wehrmacht helmet for sure. This is the shell and liner band only, there is no liner. The shell features a textured, field grey finish that remains mostly intact. The liner band is zinc and marked but the markings are hard to read. The rear skirt is stamped hkp 66 indicating production by Sachsische Emaillerwerke in the size of 66. The rear skirt is also stamped with the lot number 5495 indicating production some time in 1944. A sound example with a great story!