This is one of the helmets that was found forgotten at a warehouse in Tana in Finnmark-North Norway, along with several other helmets. Tana is located not far from Finland and Russia. During the war, the helmet has been in German service on the Northern Front.
After the war, it has been used by the Varanger Battalion for a short period. In different light angles, the shell has spectacular shades and hues.The helmet has not been restored, except that a thin layer of overpainting from the 40s has been removed. The shell has dark hues in contrasts and some areas with little paint. The leather is gone, but the inner liner is original. The long chin strap is unmarked, the short one has been reproduced and put on recently. A collectible helmet with a lot of history from a whole decade.
The helmet has been revived after more than 70 years of dormancy. Sends from Norway to recipients all over the world. The item "WW2 GERMAN HELMET M40 original Stahlhelm" is in sale since Wednesday, April 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets".The seller is "trek_custom" and is located in Gaupen. This item can be shipped worldwide.