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Finnish/German M40

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    Hi, here I have an NS64 German made Finnish M40 helmet, it's painted in some grey colour and beneath that you can see some apple green. Is it possible that the Germans painted the helmets before they sent them to Finland or were all helmets unpainted?

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    I would imagine they left the factory painted in whatever colour was being used at the time, this grey looks like it was recently repainted to me. The liner and chinstrap look to be a civic type, possibly post war. Looks like a brick red primer underneath?

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    Thanks for quick answer, indeed the grey is carelessly painted with a brush and the red I think is to protect from rust?
    Anyway I like it and the price on such helmet is not robber

    Sweguy

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    It is not a bad refurbished helmet. Do you know who the maker is?

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    It's stamped E127 in the neck and NS64 on the side

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    I'd like to see a close up of the decal, if the paint is a refurb or a restoration the decal could be suspect, that red colouration could be because it was used post war as a firemans helmet, the liner certainly looks a new addition as well as the c/strap

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    Finnish post war refurb helmet with fake decals.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Just google finnish helmets and you will find all the info.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Finnish/German M40

    Are you looking to buy it for refurbishment?

    Brad.

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    Quote by cgp1066 View Post
    It is not a bad refurbished helmet. Do you know who the maker is?

    By 'refurbished' I mean an original shell everything else a reproduction. I don't think this helmet can be classified as a fake, since it was obviously not meant to deceive.

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