Questions on Schlueter M1 helmets
Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:52 PM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:07 PM
Edited by son of desertrat, 17 July 2010 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:12 PM
I wouldn't drop more money on a helmet just because it's made by Schleuter (but that's just personal opinion). It is true though that only 2,000,000 Schleuter helmets were made (oppose to the 20,000,000 made by McCord). The difference in the shell itself is pretty minuscule: On the inside of the helmet (under the brim and near the heat stamp) there is a stamped "S", The Schleuter's also had a slightly different profile to the McCords. A search will probably find out more. :thumbsup:
Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:14 PM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:14 PM
So the height (profile?) of the Schlueter is pretty much lower than the McCord on the top?
Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:13 PM
thanks as always,
Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:15 AM
Edited by gunbunny, 18 July 2010 - 01:16 AM.
Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:57 AM
Did McCord put heat stamps? And can we tell anything from the heat stamp number I.E. date of production etc?
thanks as always,
McCord used heat stamps,in the book Helmets of the ETO, there is a date stamp chart ,which is a rough guide to dating a shell from the numbers/letters in the shell........the lower the number the earlier the shell is..........
.....but I have many shells with very low numbers e.g 123 A , which would date this shell to 1942,but the shell in question is rear seam,with a number like this it should be a front seam, (they started manafacturing rear seams in november 1944).....Ah ,the mystery of the heat stamp :think:
Hope this helps Mate, get the book it is great for reference....our very own Tweedie ,was co-author on this book. :thumbsup:
Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:14 AM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:43 AM
the spot welds look more rounded on a Schlueter not as tear drop shaped as seen on McCords
the fixed loops are also more rounded and not as squared as the McCord loops
since some of them dont have the S stamp
fixed loop Schlueters are worth a little more especially if they still have the original sewn on straps & hardware
Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:26 AM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:39 PM
Doe anyone have any idea on the heat stamp ,,,, manufacture date thanks,
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