Original German WWII M40 Refurbished Grossdeutschland Helmet - Stamped EF66
Original Item: Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell. The shell is stamped EF 66 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII M40 Grossdeutschland Helmet-
- Grossdeutschland was perhaps one of the most famous units in the German Wehrmacht
- The unit started in the 1920s as a ceremonial guard and in the 1930s was upgraded to an Infantry regiment
- As the war progressed the unit continued to receive the best equipment and eventually became a Panzer Grenadier Division with the famous Panther and Tiger I tanks on its roster
- Serving primarily on the eastern Front, it saw service in the battles of Moscow, Ukraine, Kursk, Kharkov, and many others
- Serving side by side with Famous SS units such as Leibstandarte, Das Reich, and Totenkopf, the men who wore this helmet was the equal of them all.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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