Problems with IMA-USA Finnish M40

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Problems with IMA-USA Finnish M40

Post by DerFreiKorpMann » 03 Apr 2020 00:35

So I learnt through some Youtube reenactors that they got Finnish contract M40's and converted them to almost original helmets. Bought a size 58cm liner from them and a size 58cm helmet (they measure the liner size for the helmet, not the shell size). Only after removing the rivets and the filling in the additional holes did I find out that the liner does not fit (Weeks after I got the product, and I still won't be able to return it).

Bought another size 58cm, specifying to make sure their size 58cm liner fits in the shell. Well, it doesn't and good thing I didn't dismantle this one. Going to send it this week for a refund.

Bought ANOTHER one, but this time size 59cm, looks big enough, remove the liner, test fit the replacement liner . . . and it doesn't fit either. I specifically told them to see if their 58cm liner would fit on this and it didn't. I can't buy a size 56cm liner either because 58cm's the smallest that would fit on my head.

So now I have 2 Finnish shells and their liners, and no helmet for reenactment
Potz, Mohren, Blitz und Kreuzelement,
Wer den Fritz und seine Soldaten noch nicht kennt!"

Damn bloody hell
Upon anyone still not knowing Fritz and his soldiers!"

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