Stahlhelm m40 original. Original German WWII M40 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Original German WWII M40 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Stahlhelm m40 original

The shell came in different sizes, from 60 to 68, with some size 70s reported. The Finns used their own liner systems, some helmets we have found do have an original German M31 liner, but those have been sorted out and will be offered at another time. The term Stahlhelm refers both to a generic steel helmet, and more specifically to the distinctive and iconic German design. Beginning as early as 1935, manufacturers began marking their helmet shells with the initials of the factory or company names. The interior features a padded dome with the liner perforated at the front.

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WWII History & Reenacting

Stahlhelm m40 original

In the summer of 1941 Hitlers Nazi War Machine invaded the Soviet Union driving everything before them. The exterior exhibits normal period wear for a combat worn helmet. Some examples were also retained for parade use by senior officers, who were not generally issued with the Stahlhelm. In addition to these markings, helmets also received a stamped number in the rear center of the helmet's flange or skirt. This rare helmet cover presents different types of camouflage material used in its construction.

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Original German WWII M42 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Stahlhelm m40 original

Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector. The rough texture Luftwaffe field gray finish is in very good to excellent condition displaying minor wear. This edge slightly flared out, along the base of the skirt, reducing the protection the helmet gave. The exterior shell show normal light period wear. M1942 The M1942 design was a result of wartime demands. The dark, smooth green finish shows consistent age and wear over the entire surface. The helmet's exterior finish is Kriegsmarine gray that shows use.

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The Collector's Guild

Stahlhelm m40 original

This alpha-numeric code contained both the maker's initials and the metric shell size of the helmet in a single line. Most of those were later sold to various countries, including Spain. However when the Irish government contacted German Foreign Office with a request for a sample they were informed that Germany was barred from exporting steel helmets by the. Beneath the camo finish on the left-facing side an Army Wehrmacht eagle is evident. The helmet further displays the remains of having the national escutcheon shield. We offer thousands of military antique items, including very rare original pieces spanning the past five centuries, as well as hard to find top quality new made reproductions. This excellent example displays the proper smooth apple green finish for this helmet.

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Original German WWII M42 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Stahlhelm m40 original

The interior display a complete leather liner with drawstring and size stamp 58. No clear rational has been found to explain this uncommon occurrence. This item can be shipped to United States. The rear of the apron is stamped with the production run number 194. Finland totally exhausted agreed with great regret.

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The Collector's Guild

Stahlhelm m40 original

This helmet features a field gray semi-rough texture finish. The still uses the Stahlhelm design for ceremonial purposes, as well as the. The cover shows no rips staining. The interior features a complete leather liner with drawstring in overall excellent condition. For the Chinese Nationalist Army soldiers, their M35 helmets were printed with the in both sides.

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Original German WWII M40 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Stahlhelm m40 original

However, a modified postwar version in fluorescent green, white or yellow continued to be issued to rescue workers in the until the early 1990s. A square metal bracket is riveted on the rear, above the back brim; used to secure the helmet to the knapsack while marching. The interior reveals a complete leather liner and drawstring. In 1958 the helmet was made as a one-piece helmet and renamed Stahlhelm M1A1. In the summer of 1941 Hitler's Nazi War Machine invaded the Soviet Union driving everything before them. The name was also used by , a German first World War ex-'s organization existing from 1918 to 1935. The plate protected not only the forehead but also the eyes and nose.

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ORIGINAL GERMAN WWII M40 Stahlhelm Steel Helmet

Stahlhelm m40 original

. The original three-pad liner and chinstrap have had leather preservative applied which accounts for the condition and coloration. Such visible identification devices were gradually abandoned as the war progressed, however, so that by war's end most Wehrmacht helmet insignia had been eliminated to reduce the wearer's visibility in combat. Please see our for more information. Therefore, the provenance of these amazing nearly 75 year-old helmets cannot be disputed.

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