German BGS M42 Helmet Shell.
Now here is quite a scarce postwar helmet being a reused wartime M42 helmet shell repurposed for the BGS. Early postwar M42 shells had the liner pin holes welded over, chinstrap bales added to the sides and a new top nut for liner suspension. This example has nearly all its period early rough BGS finish to the outside and its slate grey finish to the inside. The markings have been scratched at the rear of the shell, appears to be CLK but not 100% clear. Its a large shell. This would be a great opportunity to finish off a scarce BGS helmet with the addition of a liner.