M40 SS Reissue
I have had this for quite a while. It is an M40 shell, a Q I believe, that was repainted, adorned with a Pocher runic shield (applied haphazardly at a noticeable cant) and reissued to the SS. I think it is a size 62, but the interior skirt was repainted as well and I can't find the Maker/Size stamp, and can only make out part of the lot number. It took an unfortunate hit in the runic shield, with, apparently, enough energy to knock the shell out of round. It is complete with a well marked chin strap, but I think the strap may have been added post War as the long end is torn at the rivet near the bale. Not the best SS helmet out there. Never the less, it is my only SD M40. Hope you like it. Jim G.
Last edited by helmet2id; 03-24-2014 at 05:33 AM.
03-23-2014 11:16 PM
Rarely seen combo. Neat helmet Jim.
Nice helmet Jim - I wonder what those rub marks were from?????
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
SSamir I had the chance to meet Henri fenet a few times back in Germany.
Loyal to the end .loyal to the end.
never seen that much of a cant before on one of those.
WOW! that's awesome! I think he passed on some time ago. Do u have any pics of him together? Would have loved to have met him.
I've seen rub marks like these on motorcycle helmets that have rubbed on the rear tire, hanging from the helmet holder. No way to know if it was done post war or not. Very handsome helmet.
Hi Jim a nice Q M40 Pocher SS helmet , those "rub" marks certainly look as though heat was involved at some point so I can see the "tyre theory" standing up! Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Again, a very nice lid Jim. Always a pleasure to see any SS.
I was reading Beevor's 'Berlin' only today, and Fenet has just received his RK. Quite an adventure in the last days for those Frenchmen.