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M1940 Helmet Question

Article about: I have a Post War BGS helmet that I am converting to an as close as possible authentic M40 . Can somebody on here tell me what size the vent holes and the split pin holes are on an original

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    I have a Post War BGS helmet that I am converting to an as close as possible authentic M40 . Can somebody on here tell me what size the vent holes and the split pin holes are on an original helmet?? Thanks... Mike


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    You might want to leave that BGS helmet alone it's very collectible it's self. may as well buy a chinese copy

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    I'm not 100% sure that's what I have. It is made like a M40 but I think the vent holes are a little small. It is absolutely unmarked and has a leather liner like a WWII helmet with a plastic outer ring and vent holes in the front. Someone has put a very nice single decal, Normandy camo paint job, and marked repro chinstrap that now looks old on it. I jut want to open the vent holes up to original size, and change the liner and I think this will require opening up the holes for them too.... Mike

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    I do know that it is a size 66 shell from measuring it with a size 58 liner.

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    May be a Chinese copy but the liner
    Makes me think it's German.

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    Can anybody help me out or give me an opinion on what this thing is??

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