German model 1940 Vulcanised fibre helmet. Nice example m40 Vulcanised fibre helmet, with an Italian war booty helmet liner!!! Germany reused and re-issued a lot of the materials coming out of the countries they invaded, and thus apparently a whole lot of Italian m33 liners ended up beiing issued into more civic helmets! Shell has no cracks, bumps or holes, obvious wear and paint losses, this one has been issued and clearly used. Factory semi gloss black finish. The shell is entierly made out of Vulcanised fibre, except for the rim and vent holes(coverd with rastered wire) wich are metal. The liner is the standard Italian m33 type leather liner, made out of tan leather, and in good supple condition. All it’s 8 “fingers” are complete. The Italian size is perforated into the leather and reads 59. There’s a stamp reading 54 on one of the tongues, but its size is definitly a 58/59 (US size 7 1/4 – 7 3/8). On the back of the liner, one of the tongues is stamped with Robert Lubstein. The Lubstein company was also one of the main manufacturers of Police Tchako’s in Vulcanised Fiber. Metal rim is stamped 06 on the inner side. The liner is attached to the helmet by split 3 split rivets, with each a fiber washer. The chinstrap is made out of black leather and is in good condition, I think it actually might be a genuine WH/Heer chinstrap, judging by the slits it has on the end where it’s attached to the liner, wich remind typically of the slits on standard WH chinstraps, where the securing rivet goes through. It has the buckle and prong closure. If you have any questions, or need additional pictures, please let me know, I’ll try to respond as quick as possible. A great addition to any collection! Trough the European Union. Please, don`t pay untill I send you an invoice! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “flakone” and is located in this country: BE.
- Region of Origin: Germany
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)