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WH (Heer) M40 Chicken Wire Combat Helmet


Wehrmacht (Heer) M40 No Decal Combat Helmet (Stahlhelm M40). The stamped sheet steel construction M40 helmet retains most of its rough textured, field-grey paint. The paint shows normal wear and scratches caused by usage, see photos. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. The interior of the helmet is a M31 leather liner with all eight fingers intact, the liner is size '54' marked. The liner is complete with its original liner cord. The shell is marked with maker and size 'Q62'. 'Q' is indicating production by the 'F.W. Quist, G.m.b.H.' in Esslingen. The reverse interior neck guard apron has a stamped lot-number 'DN370'. The Quist company kept producing the M40 helmet shell right up till late in 1944 whilst the other companies all adopted the M42 model. This helmet was made for all the branches just like the M42 helmet without decal. This is a nice and honest original mid to late war M40 combat helmet in good used condition which is having a nice looking half-basket chicken wire camouflage attached. The wire is all made of old wire and steel, however I'm not sure if this was period applied or post-war applied and therefore I will sell this helmet as an original helmet with possibly added chicken wire. Take a look at the photos and make up your own opinion, this helmet will for sure look great in a display. No garantuee on the chicken wire and because of that the helmet is priced accordingly at half the price of an unquestionable wire helmet!

This helmet originates from the collection of the recently closed Eyewitness Museum and was in display in the diorama in the last picture!

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