This is a WW2 German M40 helmet shell. There is no liner. It is painted textured field gray and fitted with a chicken wire basket attached with wire hooks. There is a break in the left rear of the wire. Shell is a rear stamped size 66 Quist. (Q 66 makers mark is faint but visible; lot # is S3426). Paint shows light wear and oxidation. The helmet shell is in excellent condition with no cracks dents or unwanted holes. Although this is an original WW2 German Quist made M40 helmet shell, the interior and exterior painting and aging are newly done. Basket is newly made using original WW2 era European chicken wire. Echniques used make this helmet appear absolutely dead-on. Whether viewed from across the room or in your hand. Includes split pins and washers. Helmet is not marked. Here’s your opportunity to own what appears to be a classic late-war M40 chickenwire combat helmet shell for a fraction of the cost. I guarantee this to be one of the best repaints available anywhere. The item “WW2 GERMAN M40 COMBAT HELMET SHELL WITH CHICKEN WIRE BASKET SIZE 66″ is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms”. The seller is “rex39″ and is located in Lagunitas, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany