Re: need oppinion on this M40 Reissue Helmet
It's wartime made and used, and I'd say it's a DD feldgendarmerie helmet from the info available. Police would be the only branch to use 2 decals on an M40 with this lot number IMO.
If it were a recent repaint I'd probably try and take off the top layer, but paint of this age will be really fused into the shell. Also probably chemically similar to the wartime paint so it would be hard not to destroy what is underneath along with it.
04-30-2012 06:23 PM