What these are: The best possible option for a WW2 German Reenactor. These are original Finnish contract M40 shells that were made either in Germany during WW2, or on German equipment shortly after WW2. I have removed the Finnish liners, plugged the extra rivet holes on the ones that had them, and primed and painted each helmet in historically accurate colors before adding an extremely high quality European-made liner. No reproduction German helmet comes even close to these, so if you're a reenactor, or just want a bad-ass example of the M40 helmet, this is just about as close you're going to get to an original without forking over several hundred/thousand dollars.
Painted in accurate Dunkelgrau M40 Paint with light texture.
Chicken wire is hand-made in Europe exclusively for me by an expert. Correct gauge, cell spacing, and twists. You can only source this sort of wire from Europe, and it's the most accurate chicken wire for Normandy you're going to find. The expert copied this wire from original examples in his collection.
I don't really make a lot of cash on these, and they're more of a labor of love project, and I'm really glad to be able to offer these up to everyone! These shells are getting extremely hard for me to get, so don't wait too long!
NOTES: These are actual surplus and used shells, so expect them to have dents/dings and scuffs. I didn't strip these to add to the "field used" appearance, so there will be minor imperfections, but that's what makes these look like a newly-painted original during the 1940s. Some of the decals peeled slightly around the edges while being clear-coated, but they're just fine. Make sure you ask any questions before buying.