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Article about: I just this M40 Helmet and it kind of baffles me. The inside paint is original. The liner is original but maybe replaced. The outside paint is brushed on over a brighter green with nothing u

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    I just this M40 Helmet and it kind of baffles me. The inside paint is original. The liner is original but maybe replaced. The outside paint is brushed on over a brighter green with nothing under that but steel. I see no decals or evidence of them. Is this a recent repaint or a wartime repaint. The shell is stamped ET66 and 316. It came with a very nice Early Fixed bail US helmet and a Nice original WWI French Helmet.

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    Everything I see indicates post war repaint. The strap looks like a nice 1938 strap. The liner has been dyed and a sloppy job at that as it was brushed onto the liner band, inside dome has classic Norway shade of paint. hopefully the m1 is all original.

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    I would certainly say this is postwar overpainting. My feeling is the interior painting is that of a Norwegian refurb helmet- i.e refurbished for the Norwegian Army in the early postwar period.

    Edit; I was beaten to it, but agree with the above.

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    It looks like you guys nailed it. THANKS! I did some searching for the Norwegian Helmets and they are a very close match. Here are a few pics of the M1

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    Hi, the fella's have said it all, post war re-paint on a Norwegian issued German helmet. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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