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A German M40 helmet with a single decal. The type of helmet was issued to Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Polilzei and Waffen-SS troops. This example was issued by the Waffen-SS.
Paint: Original factory paint. Around 90% still present. Well worn condition.
Decals: The SS eagle decal is about 80% but has suffered. Small parts look to be restored.
Lining: Flexible leather lining. A later, not period time cord. Size 55.
The rivets look to be attached later as there are nearly no signs of wear. The prongs look unopened.
Chin strap: Soft leather. Period time shortened.
Markings: Q62 (?). Lot number "1091"
Small splinter shells have damaged the helmet to the front side! The factory color was removed by the impact and now shows rust.