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WW2 German M1940 Wehrmacht Heer 2 Colour Camouflaged Helmet

WW2 German M1940 Wehrmacht Heer 2 Colour Camouflaged Helmet

$2,250.00
Product code: 25

Availability: In stock

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Certified genuine M1940 Heer two color camouflaged single decal German helmet manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke early in the production run in either 1941/42.

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Certified genuine M1940 Heer two color camouflaged single decal German helmet manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke early in the production run in either 1941/42.

WW2 German M1940 Wehrmacht Heer (Army) Stahlhelm (Steel Helmet) manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke. The helmet shell is in excellent original condition with a outstanding and original two colour camouflaged finish. The exterior retains approximately 75% the original dark green 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 camofuflage finish on this helmet most likely originated in the Italian theatre. Clearly visible on the left side of the helmet is the original Heer decal which would have been applied when the helmet was issued.  It has, as per regulation, been overpainted but is still visible.

The M1931 - Second Pattern Zinc liner system is original to the helmet with all three split pin rivet fasteners intact with their slotted washers and their external faces matching the exterior paint. The correct aluminum reinforced M1931 liner remains although it is now missing its liner leather. Although it would be a straightforward matter to replace this lining, I have decided to leave the helmet in the condition in which it was found.

The rear skirt of the helmet is stamped with the low lot number DN95 and on the right hand inner neck guard code NS62.  The manufacturers code NS indicates that this M40 Stahlhelm was produced by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke. The 62 is a the size marking (62cm) and the DN95 the helmet batch number which being so low indicates manufacture in either 1941 or 1942. 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.

 

 

Additional Information

Weight (kg) 2.2500
Country of Origin German
Pattern No
Maker Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke
Year of Manufacture (circa) 1940