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Finnish used m40?

Article about: Hi, This one just arrived with some other helmets. I believe it's a Finnish-used m40 with a postwar liner. The decal seems good to me but I think someone dug it out from the Finnish green pa

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    Hi,

    This one just arrived with some other helmets. I believe it's a Finnish-used m40 with a postwar liner. The decal seems good to me. The liner was fitted the wrong way and it's bothering me but it's so tight in there can't get it out. No stamps are visible.

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    Last edited by AxelSomething; 04-25-2024 at 11:59 AM.

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    The liner looks to have been installed very recently.
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    The liner looks similar to a post war W German liner, but, as you state, is fitted back to front !
    The cotter pins securing the liner also looks odd.
    Last edited by cvrwdvr; 04-25-2024 at 08:12 PM.

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    You see a lot of these helmets in Finland a original German shell with decal and Post war fitted liner for post war service as the Finnish army carried on using these helmets well into the early 1970s ,you are lucky that it hasnt been repainted when it had the new liner fitted as this is what normally happens

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    Thank you for the reply. So do you think the SA did not do the green paint camo?

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    I'd lose the liner and modern pins, there appears to be a patch of paint on the rear that looks like an overpaint? I'm not 100% sure but it looks strange. The scratched swastika etc may be a later addition but overall I hope you got this for a good price.

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    Hi, thank you all for the replies. Here are some better pictures taken outside, I took the liner out. This helmet came in a lot of 6 helmets.

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    Sellers pics of the lot. Price per helmet was overall dirt cheap, so I'm happy with the helmets eitherway!

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    Last edited by AxelSomething; 04-26-2024 at 06:58 PM.

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    The strange colour patch I was seeing before I don't see on these outdoor pictures. I like it!

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    I think its the original ww2 German Paint with age wear .

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    Even more pics, In hand its more dark but I think this is the best I can do.

    Regular M40 for reference

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