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Original German WWII M40 Refurbished SS Summer Camouflage 3 Wire Helmet - Stamped EF66

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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, refurbished by a master German camouflage restorer. The shell is stamped E.F. 66, indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. It is also stamped with lot number 3030 under the rear skirt. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 59cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 3/8. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.

Notable history of the WWII M40 SS Summer Camouflage 3 Wire Helmet:
- The Waffen SS served on all fronts from 1939-1945.
- From 1940-1943 the units suffered during the ravaging winters and wet springs on the Russian Front, eventually being forced to retreat.
- The winter of 1944 also found these units also facing the full weight of the US/British/Canadian in France, after which they were pushed back towards Germany.
- Helmets were painted to blend into the terrain with wire added to break up the smooth surface by sticking twigs and grasses into the wire on the helmet.
- This helmet represents those worn by the SS units that served in France and Russia when they were falling back to reorganize, and had to use anything they could find to help disguise their helmets.

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 decals. 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 battlefield by a US GI 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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