This restored original German M40 helmet is maker marked Q66 and has a size 58 liner. The paint on the inside of the shell is the original WWII factory Luftwaffe paint and was left as it was found.
The helmet has been restored to look like a typical Luftwaffe 3-color Normandy camo. The outside of the helmet was first repainted with aluminum oxide textured Luftwaffe blue-gray, then over sprayed with tones of ordinance tan, dark green, and red oxide. The Luftwaffe decal was painted around as was commonly done. The helmet was then fit with a five twist chicken-wire basket. The wire was hand woven and is the exact type which was available to German soldiers in the ETO during the 1940s.
The helmet has been fit with a 1940 dated original rebuilt liner. The leather is new, but aged to make the helmet. The chinstrap is a high quality reproduction, but the hardware is all original WWII German production.
The helmet has been aged to look and feel like and original example. This is the perfect helmet to fill that hole in your collection without the 3k price tag of an original.