OUTSTANDING Original WWII German ARMY (HEER) M40 COMBAT HELMET. (Stahlhelm M40) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
OUTSTANDING Original WWII German M40 COMBAT HELMET. (Stahlhelm M40) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Regulations of March 21ST 1940 dictated that the national tri-color decal was to be removed from all helmets and further regulations of August 28TH 1943 abolished the Wehrmacht eagle decal and dictated that it was also to be removed from all helmets although the directives were not completely adhered to. The stamped sheet steel construction helmet retains most of its, factory applied, slightly rough textured, age darkened field-grey over paint. Left side has a small blemish on the paint (see photo, not bad but thought we should mention it) . All three liner retaining rivets are intact. The interior of the helmet has super nice M31 leather liner with all of its fingers intact and Original size adjustment string is present. The interior left side apron has the clear stamped manufacturers code and size “NS66” indicating manufacture by Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, AG. Schwerte size 66. Also has the lot number of 8218. The helmet has a German bread bag strap wrapped around the helmet, this was a common technique used by German Soldiers to place branches and foliage for camouflaged purposes. This was how the helmet came to us and it can be removed if the new owner choses so. We have no idea if it is original to the helmet or was added after the war. Shows the expected age, wear and use. In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. EXCELLENT HELMET! Outstanding CONDITION!