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#1 36thIDAlex

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:17 AM

Hey everyone, I picked this one up from the TMCA show in Franklin last week. I was just looking for something not too expensive to throw on a mannequin and thought it fit the bill. I’ll have to find an original chinstrap for the liner but the rest seems good, the liner itself was pretty stuck inside so I have no doubt it’s original to the lid.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the liner but it’s painted a light gray, I imagine for parade or postwar use. I was wondering if anyone knew what the heat stamp 978A would date this to, I also couldn’t see the McCord or Schlueter markings but I presumed with this stamp it was McCord.

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Alex

It also seems to have a laundry number and the name “HAAS” written inside, however, the laundry number seems to be D or P -7413 so I’ll have to try and work that out.

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It fits the display pretty well.
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#2 rooster77

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 03:53 PM

Cool Helmet. Nice display!

Couple of questions for you. Can you Pull out the liner and post a pic of the seam on the underside?  You can tell its a McCord

if the crimps are oval.If they are circles... Its a Schlueter.

Also... From your picture of the underside... It loks like a liner thats been stripped with another liner wedged inside it?

It looks like 2 liners.? Is that what Im seeing? Thats prob why its hard to get in and out.

Whats wrong with the liner chin strap? Is it a repro?

Sure looks like 2 liners???


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#3 36thIDAlex

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

Cool Helmet. Nice display!
Couple of questions for you. Can you Pull out the liner and post a pic of the seam on the underside?  You can tell its a McCord
if the crimps are oval.If they are circles... Its a Schlueter.
Also... From your picture of the underside... It loks like a liner thats been stripped with another liner wedged inside it?
It looks like 2 liners.? Is that what Im seeing? Thats prob why its hard to get in and out.
Whats wrong with the liner chin strap? Is it a repro?
Sure looks like 2 liners???


I believe the strap is a repro, yes, and I’m pretty certain it’s just the one liner. I’m not home but had a family member take a photo. Also, I’m guessing that this photo means it’s a McCord? Not sure what the paint is on the liner as well.

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#4 Nickman983

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:16 PM

Definitely McCord and definitely just one liner. I think what Rooster may be seeing is the thick "rim" left behind when this liner was molded. Some liners have a very prominent "rim" like this one does while others have no rim. I just checked my liners and I've got a mixture.

 

As for the date, I believe 978 would be mid to late 1944.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:06 PM

liner must have been painted by an Iraqi  :P




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