Your everyday fighting man’s helmet and ubiquitous late war no decal Quist M40 helmet. The inside liner is pigskin and the rear lot number markings are DN515 suggesting a production date of late 1943 to early 1944. Notice the crude paint drips on the inside which is actually seen in all recorded DN515’s in Brian Ice’s lot data book. These helmets were spray painted on a vertical lathe which spun around in place. In this particular batch I believe that the lathe was not spinning fast enough or not at all for whatever reason causing the paint to go on too thickly and quickly resulting in the formation of these crude drips. This is about as textbook and straight forward of a helmet one could hope for. Priced fairly and very reasonably suiting the needs of most collectors wanting to the real deal but without all of the frills.
$450 HOLD – Azards Space/Halifax