Original German WWII Beaded M40 NSDAP Double Decal Civic Police Steel Helmet - NS62
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice and somewhat rare genuine steel construction M40 "Beaded" Third Reich helmet, outfitted for German WWII civic police issue. These helmets were essentially like the Military issue, however the steel was not as high quality. They were given a "bead" around the edge, to avoid mixing them up with the military version.
The helmet features genuine double decals of civic eagle and NSDAP swastika. Comes with a complete white oilcloth liner, with the cork washers still intact and tight with all split pins. The liner does have some wear and cracking, and many of the fingers are curling up. The top securing strap is unfortunately missing, as well as most of the chin strap.
The exterior of this German helmet retains almost all of the dark gray paint, with some small chips and scratches. There is wear through around the rim, and there is a lot of white paint scuff marks, either from service or storage. The NSDAP decal is about 75% complete, with overall age and wear, and the civic eagle is about 60%, with a bit more wear.
The reverse, interior, neck guard apron is lot number stamped 1534 and the interior, left side, apron has the stamped manufacturer's code and size NS62, indicating that it was manufactured by Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, of Schwerte, Germany. Size 62 is a nice smaller size that can accommodate liners from 54cm to 55cm or US 6 3/4 to 6 7/8.
Overall a great opportunity to get a truly excellent example of a German WWII Civic issue M40 helmet, used by the Civic Police. Ready to display!
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