This is your quintessential mid war Luftwaffe single decal helmet in a rare extra large size M40 Q68. The helmet is side stamped Q68 and rear lot stamped 7309 with nicely marked 61 stamped on one of the leather liner fingers. These factory stampings place the date of production to early 1940 according to Brian Ice's lot data reference book. The LW decal is nearly 100% in tact and the inside liner is stamped 61 and made from soft goat or calfskin. The chinstrap is a post war museum level reproduction dated 1940 and was added to complete the piece. Tough to find M40 size 68's out there especially with their original decal still in tact.

Overall a real nice shelf Queen and very affordable for entry level collectors.


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Champlain, NY 12919-0555

Shipping to Anywhere USA/Canada: $22 with full tracking numbers.
Shipping to Europe/UK: $65 with full tracking numbers.
Shipping to Australia/New Zealand: $75 with full tracking numbers.

(Please contact us with any special shipping instructions as I am here to serve and facilitate the shipment.)

(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear.  The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters.  The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)

(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany

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