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Finnish Contract German M40 WWII Type Steel Helmet

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This is a rare chance to own a genuine military issue German made M40 WWII style helmet for the almost the same price as a reproduction. There is simply no comparison to a genuine combat helmet! These WWII helmet stocks are from the government of Finland and are 100% genuine German manufactured WWII type M40 steel combat helmets that were produced by German WWII helmet manufacturer Hans Römer Fabrik from Neu-Ulm (Donau-Freiberg).

Supplied throughout WWII and then under special contract for the Finnish Army in 1955, they have become known as the M40/55 helmet. However, these helmets were made in the same factory, on the same machines and by some of the very same people that produced them for Germany in WWII. They are nearly identical to WWII issue M40’s with the classic rolled edge, correct steel thickness and pressed ventilation holes. Furthermore, we have very good reason to believe that some of these shells are “sanitized” German WWII M35 and M40 helmets; meaning some are genuine WWII shells that had all stampings rubbed out and original paint removed to avoid the allied ban on West Germany selling war material after WWII.

The leather liners and chinstraps were made in Finland for the Finnish army who called it the M55 helmet; styles vary as some of the helmets were used up until the early 1970s.  We sell these helmets based on the interior liner size, not shell size. Available in sizes 7-1/8, 7-1/4 (add $10) and 7-3/8 (add $10).

Styles and colors (Field Grey, Field Green) may vary slightly. Each helmet is offered in good to very good condition, but will show storage wear, minor paint chips and scratches and occasionally a small ding, but all are free of major dents or imperfections. These are real military helmets that were used by actual soldiers in the defense of their country.

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