Liner is tight and original to the helmet, leather is good with some minor flaking along the edges, with original tie string. It has some surface rust here and there from storage, as shown. Not played with after the war, this is estate fresh and not some refurbished shell - just like it was in the war. IRT a question on the helmet.
Hi, I can't read the stamp in the rear apron of the helmet; it is obscured by paint. If I had to guess from what I can see, I'd say Q62 - but as I stated in the description, I can't read it clearly. It is the original liner that was issued in this helmet, though.
The item "Original WWII German M40 Helmet" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "galway6" and is located in APO, Armed Forces Europe, The Middle East, & .This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe.