You are looking at my original WW2 German M40 Luftwaffe? The Helmet is in original condition, To me the paintwork looks original, just in very good condition.
The helmet is stamped SE62 for the Sachsische Emaillerwerk, Lauter. Factory with the skirt number 1496.
Size 62, is a small adult or youth size. It has two decals, one is the tri-color shield, and the eagle decal on the other side has been removed, but can still be seen in places. The helmet is complete with a liner, which is the correct type liner for the M40 and has liner pins marked SC 1940. I haven't removed the liner from the helmet, as experience tells me I've no need to.I have examined what I can see of the inside of the leather, and I can't see any markings or stamps. The chinstrap is the pre war early roller buckle type, which was replaced by the normal type during WW2.
I haven't owned another helmet with a roller buckle so they are quite unusual. I've no doubt I have missed lots, so if there's anything you want to know, or anything you can tell me, please get in touch. Please study all the accompanying pictures as they form part of the description of the helmet. If you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Alternatively, you can collect the helmet from me in the North West close to Jcn 22 M6. If you want a bargain, then look for a dug up relic, rather than this example.Many thanks for looking and before you go, please take a look at my other items. The item "WW2 German M40 Luftwaffe DD Helmet SE62 1496 With Original Liner & Chin Strap" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "hughes-railwayana" and is located in Cheshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.