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AidanSig

I’ve seen these markings on similar Finnish stalhelms. I can’t speak to the authenticity, I’m not an expert, but it does look to be in very good condition for its age.


xSpicyNuggetx

the liner is in ok condition for being quite old, but it looks as if it didnt render in the photo because of shade but there's quite a few stains on leather part facing the front


OldHomeOwner

It is actually a Hungarian made M38. The helmet was made in Hungary for export to Finland. Liner, straps are all Finnish. Finland received 75,000 during the war.


xSpicyNuggetx

im finding out quite a bit, from the other comments as well. thank you!


OldHomeOwner

The reason you can tell it is Hungarian M38 is Hungary is the only country to use this type of connector on the back of the helmet. It was made to have a leather strap that attached to the belt for carrying.


cormdogs

I think it’s a Finnish contract m42 style helmet if I’m not mistaking. I’ve seen these on IMA. Kind of a cool history behind them, and also I believe some of these were actually Made in the same factories as the German ones in WW2. Pretty cool.


OldHomeOwner

It is [Hungarian m35/38](http://brendonshelmets.weebly.com/finland-m3538.html) that was made for Finland.


xSpicyNuggetx

thats pretty interesting, i assumed it was german due to the stalhelm style


Desperate-Fix-9930

A lot of WWII European helmets seem to share the general Stahlhelm shape


Bart_The_Chonk

Even Switzerland! Their equipment and arms from that period look very similar to what their neighbors produced.


Desperate-Fix-9930

I wonder why that is? Maybe the Stahlhelm shape had an advantage


Bart_The_Chonk

In truth, it really does. The US even got a lot of criticism for using a similar shape until recently. The fact is, it provides a great deal of protection to the head and neck while not inhibiting vision.


Desperate-Fix-9930

That is very true


UA6TL

That's a Hungarian M38, not German made. The hook on the back was strictly a Hungarian thing.


fluffs-von

It's **Vilson**, from the German remake of the 2000 Tom Hanks classic, Cast Away. Seriously though, it looks like a Finnish 4th Div. (KevOs4 unit) M40/55 helmet, with the famous Winter War Skull.


xSpicyNuggetx

that actually made me lol, do you know what time the 4th division was in service? id assume during the winter war and continuation war?


fluffs-von

The were operational during both the Winter and Continuation wars and listed as operational right through to late 1944, though I don't have details on which ops they participated in. Wiki is sparse on fillings too. It's an overlooked part of the war.


xSpicyNuggetx

no pressure, I just posted that to find basic information so I can hone in on the research


A_Flamboyant_Warlock

> It's Vilson, from the German remake of the 2000 Tom Hanks classic, Cast Away. > > I would watch the shit out of a dark comedy version where instead of tom hanks its a bumbling nazi.


OGKanyeWets

skull trooper fortnite


xSpicyNuggetx

?!?! Skull Trooper origin ?!?!


sjg765

Helmet, bedroom, moose, books, frame


xSpicyNuggetx

living the life


cocteau93

That’s a genuine helmet, but it’s had the Finnish skull marking painted very recently. There’s a cottage industry churning those out for Americans to feed the Finnish fetishization in a segment of the militaria community.


xSpicyNuggetx

fair enough, but thats still sad though. Ruining historical M38's and M40's with paint


maikkoli

https://www.reddit.com/r/MilitaryPorn/comments/p70v9n/finnish_j%C3%A4ger_company_of_light_detachment_5/ here you go.


Gluten_Free_Kalibr

Definitely post-war liner though. Looks like it was repainted as well. Considering it had to be somewhere in the storage to have that-i'd say that sadly someone took the liberty of painting the skull on it it after WW2.


xSpicyNuggetx

to be fair, someone down the line probably bought it for him (my grandfather) as something no clue


dreamlandsknecht

Easy, Orks WAAAAAAAGH! Unit.


UA6TL

Hungarian M38 with with Finnish Skull and Bones. The helmet is original, I'm not sure about the paint. IMA sells repainted originals like this https://www.ima-usa.com/products/original-wwii-hungarian-m38-steel-helmet-with-finnish-infantry-regiment-46-skull-continuation-war


DaffyZeus

finland


Memir_sultanCug

Freikorps i think


henker220

The song Skull Soldiers by Wolfheart comes to mind lol


JAMES___69

Hyvin kaunis löytö pakko sanoo


66GT350Shelby

Considering the like new condition, I hope you didn't pay much for it.


xSpicyNuggetx

it was in my grandmother's house, no honest clue


66GT350Shelby

LOL down vote away, For all of you who think that a helmet from 75 years ago, that looks like that, is original, and in that good a condition, I have some stuff for sale for you. I have a really nice bridge in Brooklyn for sale too, dirt cheap!


-CastleAnthrax-

Gunners logo from fallout 4