Original M40 DD SS Steel Helmet Shell/Replacement Liner
This is an original M40 helmet Shell which has recently been refurbished with correct colour early war apple green paint and smooth finish. Complete with size 58/59 replacement M31 leather liner and correct drawstring with maker mark and 1941 date stamped chinstrap with correct 13 hole strap. The liner fixing rivets are also dated 1941.
Decals are of the finest and most authentic quality available on the market at present.
However, the swastika roundel decal does has a couple of crazing marks in the red background which are almost un-noticeable.
The shell is stamped "ET66" for the company Eisenhüttenwerke in Thale and the shell size of 66. The production run number stamp is also visible in the inside back of the rim. A rather low /early stamping run number 314.
This is an original wartime helmet shell which would have seen service on the Eastern Front. The shell is in excellent condition for it's age. Size 66 and above helmets are now becoming increasingly difficult to find.
These helmets where collected after the war by the Czech Government, re-sprayed and relined for use by the Czech civil defence and fire police.
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