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WW2 German M.1940 Wehrmacht Heer (Army) 3 Colour Camouflaged Helmet (Stahlhelm) 1942

WW2 German M.1940 Wehrmacht Heer (Army) 3 Colour Camouflaged Helmet (Stahlhelm) 1942

$2,975.00
Product code: 38

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WW2 GERMAN M1940 WEHRMACHT HEER (ARMY) STAHLHELM (STEEL HELMET), SIZE 64,MANUFACTURED BY SÄCHSISCHE EMAILLIER UND STANZWERKE A.G.  IN 1942 & SE CODE STAMPED ON THE NECK GUARD. The helmet shell is in excellent original condition with an outstanding and authentic three colour camouflaged finish. The exterior retains approximately 75% the original dark green, brown and tan spray camouflaged paint. Dave Shirlin, the highly respected WW2 German helmet specialist, has certified that this helmet is original and ‘has not been enhanced or modified in any way’.  He believes that the camouflage finish on this helmet most likely originated in the Italian theatre. The absence of a single decal under the paint indicates that this helmet was produced in mid 1942 after the regulation halting the factory application of decals was implemented and before Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G switched to M.1942 production.

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German M1940 Wehrmacht Heer (Army) size 64 steel helmet with genuine three color camouflaged finish manufactured by Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G. in 1942.

WW2 GERMAN M1940 WEHRMACHT HEER (ARMY) STAHLHELM (STEEL HELMET), SIZE 64,MANUFACTURED BY SÄCHSISCHE EMAILLIER UND STANZWERKE A.G.  IN 1942 & SE CODE STAMPED ON THE NECK GUARD. The helmet shell is in excellent original condition with an outstanding and authentic three colour camouflaged finish. The exterior retains approximately 75% the original dark green, brown and tan spray camouflaged paint. Dave Shirlin, the highly respected WW2 German helmet specialist, has certified that this helmet is original and ‘has not been enhanced or modified in any way’.  He believes that the camouflage finish on this helmet most likely originated in the Italian theatre. The absence of a single decal under the paint indicates that this helmet was produced in mid 1942 after the regulation halting the factory application of decals was implemented and before Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G switched to M.1942 production.

The original factory applied wartime dark feld-grau paint remains on the inside of the shell. The authentic spray painted three colour camouflaged finish is approximately 80/90% complete and is superb. Attached to this listing are two photographs, the first showing some DAK troops spray painting their helmets and the second showing a group to German soldiers on the Eastern Front in March 1945, one of who is wearing a camouflaged helmet. The M1931 - Second Pattern Zinc liner system is original to the helmet with all three split pin rivet fasteners intact with their slotted washers. The original leather liner shows evidence of wear and the drawstring is missing. The leather itself is scuffed and worn while the original chinstrap is very good. The rear skirt of the helmet is stamped 8361 while the side skirt is stamped SE64.  The manufacturers code SE indicates that this M40 Stahlhelm was produced by Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G. The 64 is a the size marking (64cm) and the 8361 the helmet batch number.

Close to the Czechoslovakian border the helmet factory of Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G. manufactured stahlhem for the Third Reich’s Wehrmacht, Polizei and Waffen-SS. Up until 1943 helmets made by Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke were marked with the code letters "SE" visible on this example.  In 1943 the firm changed to the new shell code marking "hkp". The code was initially stamped into the inside left rim but in late 1943 the stamping was moved to the rear of the helmet where it remained until May 1945.  Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G. was the second largest producer of German steel helmets (Stahlhelme) during the Second World War.

These camouflaged WW2 German helmets are being faked on an almost industrial scale at the moment, but this is not one of them. This helmet has not been restored and is in excellent original condition.  It has been certified as original by one of the foremost subject matter experts in this field.  It’s a cracking example of one of the most sought after helmets of WW2 and one of the best I have come across recently.

Additional Information

Weight (kg) 2.0000
Country of Origin German
Pattern M1940
Maker Sächsische Emaillier und Stanzwerke A.G.
Year of Manufacture (circa) 1942