Absolutely 100% original shell but the camouflage tropical Africa tan paint is most likely post war. Under the camo paint the helmet has all the original factory color. See all additional pictures here below----------------->. The item "GERMAN WWII ORIGINAL PARATROOPER M 38 HELMET ckl 71 GERMANY WW2 PARA FJ" is in sale since Friday, July 15, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "italianwarfront" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.