The construction is almost exactly like originals. Even the springs look correct and even looked aged.Many advanced collectors have been fooled by covers such as these. I don't know the source of these and who knows for sure, they could even be original, but I doubt it. The cover is displayed on an original German WWII M-42 helmet, size 66 shell. The cover fits very snugly (actually perfectly) on this M-42 size 66 shell. One of the springs is detached from the clip, but it doesn't seem to matter. The item "German Helmet Cover, Elite Troops" is in sale since Thursday, March 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Reproductions\Germany". The seller is "waffensharp" and is located in Mission Viejo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.