This M40 helmet is EF64 marked and was produced at the end of 1940.
The helmet was fully stripped of post-war paint then repainted the correct shade of aluminum oxide textured field gray. The SS decal was applied using period methods and is the correct variant for this factory. The shell was then over-painted with a coat of ordiance tan paint, then over sprayed with tones of dark green and red brown. This camoflage pattern was commonly used by SS unites during the battle for Normandy and after.
The helmet has been fit with an original 1940 dated steel liner. The liner has been rebuilt with new leather, but it has been distressed to look and feel original. The chinstrap is also distressed reproduction.
The helmet has been heavily distressed to look and feel like a battle hardened original vet bring back. The helmet has an over all beautiful patina that will display perfectly in any WWII collection.