The color is still bright tan. The liner is a tad dry but far from stiff.Pins- the pins are marked 1943. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK AND I WILL TRY TO ANSWER THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. The item "WW2 German M40 Helmet Q64 DD war time Re-issued near unissued READ DESCRIPTION" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "that_ukrainian_kid" and is located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.