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Finnish Helmets

Article about: Hello all I have the opportunity to buy 3 finnish helmets. My question is, is it worth the while, because I think they are post WW2 Jean

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    Default Re: Finnish Helmets

    I do not have the helmets yet.
    In the first photo just above the line there is a small hole, in another photo there is the same small hole, typically Finland?


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    Default Re: Finnish Helmets

    This m40 helmet has during it's service time had 3 different types of liners. The first one was the original German, the second one was the early Finnish replacement liner (three pads - like the German m16) and after that the typical post war liner type.

    The hole was made for the second liner.

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    Very good helmet!

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    You really need to look inside the helmet shell for markings on the two German helmets as Finland used alot of German m55 helmets that look just like the m40 helmets but lack the markings in the shell , In Finland you can still buy m55 helmets quite cheap from the Finnish army , the first helmet has the extra holes drilled for one of the Finnish liners that was fitted to it at sometime

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