A very nice 100% original un-touched German M40 helmet. The shell is in lovely order and retains much of its original green/grey paintwork, the only loss being that to the crown where it has been laid upside down for years (see photos) the inside rim shows some paint loss and surface scratches but nothing bad and is marked ET62 and the rear skirt 541 so quite a low number, the internal dome has what looks to be the remnants of a dome stamp to it. The liner is the original and although dirty and worn is still soft and supple and strong, the original tie string is in place to the centre and good, the split pin/rivets are again the originals and all is held tightly in place. The chinstrap is also the original and strong but the leather is dry and flaky with age, this could do with some sort of leather feed, it is still strong and not falling apart. The far end of the strap has at some point snapped off and someone has attempted to re-attach it with cotton thread, not the best job but at least it has prevented it from getting lost as this part is nicely Rb Nr marked, it is now only hanging by a couple of threads so could do with some king of repair.
A nice helmet in 100% original as found condition. Please do not hesitate to send me a best offer!! The item "Original WW2 German Army M40 Helmet ET62" is in sale since Thursday, September 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Other World War II Militaria".The seller is "bargain-best" and is located in farnborough, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.