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SMGH-08 Waffen SS Single Decal M-40

$3,500.00

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Description

REDUCED! Single decal Waffen SS M-40. This is a real beauty. This M-40 helmet is painted a factory dark matte field grey and is right where it should be, as with M-40’s. The decal is of earlier first pattern and original to helmet, and retains about 75%. Present are the SS ruins, but some wear to center of decal. The outer border of the decal stands out on the exterior paint, as was common with Quist applied decals on M-40’s, and is correct. The decals silver backing has turned from it’s original silver color to a golden tint now due to age. Some very slight rust appears to have bled through towards the the bottom of the decal. You have to look to really see this. Helmet retains its original liner and drawstring, which has seen little wear, and is still supple and resilient. The original brown leather chinstrap is in great condition. Stamped Q66 on left inside skirt, and lot number is indicated by IN287 stamped on rear skirt. Anyone who knows helmets can tell you that M-40 SS helmets are rare due to the fact that their owners suffered high casualty rates. This is not only a beautiful helmet, but one that was ”there” and one that really does speak to you.

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