We travel to France frequently and we also have a number of French Antique dealers and friends constantly looking out for military items for us, with good original untouched pieces turning up, which are mostly found in barns and lofts etc, even 70+ years after the War ended. This WW2 German M40 steel helmet being one of those and is a completely untouched original"find". The shell with most of its original wartime Wehrmacht grey/green both inside and out.. The liner marked 57 with the maker and size, appears to just be E 64, to the skirt + the very low batch number, 77 to the rear. A genuine untouched (Just lightly cleaned with a cloth), WW2 Helmet with remains of the Army decal still present.
I believe an Order from the Army High Command went out around 1940/41 for the removal of decals and this may be the case with this helmet, athough I have seen the M42 with a singal decal. Liner leather worn but good for its 76 years and the shell very good.Military Trader UK - Standing all Major Fairs. The item "WW2 GERMAN M40 STEEL HELMET ORIGINAL, FRANCE + LINER & CHINSTRAP. E64, BATCH NR 77" is in sale since Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "militarytrader-uk" and is located in London / Spain & Bomber County. This item can be shipped worldwide.