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#1 earlymb

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:10 PM

Here are some pics of one of my mint condition M1 helmets. It came from a small batch of these I discovered in a scrapyard in the US 3 years ago. Description: Schlueter made, front seam, flex-bales (3 welding points), khaki chinstraps, flat metal buckle, paint mixed with cork. This dates it somewhere mid-late 1943 I believe. All the helmets in this batch were still in their original cardboard wrapper (not in the pics), and all in absolutely mint condition, except for some very minor scratches in the paint due to their 60-year storage, stacked on each other. A very rare find, and 100% original WWII. Enjoy! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Greetz ;)

David

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:12 PM

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#3 rayg

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:29 AM

Nice helmet. Was in a time capsule, Ray

#4 Adam Townsend

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:01 AM

Wow! I wish I could say my Schlueter was in that condition.

Great helmet!

Adam

#5 peter

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:08 AM

The helmet is in a very nice condition indeed!!! :P

#6 Smokeshow

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:29 AM

:w00t: :w00t: All I can say is wow! Very nice helmet!

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:21 AM

More pics...


Now the quest is on to find a nice minty liner to complete it?! ;)

#8 just-a-good-ole-boy

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:39 AM

Very Nice!

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:05 PM

I have one almost identical to yours but it shows some brownish coloration from long term storage and has a rear seam.

seems like Sclueters are still pretty common to find in mint condition? maybe because mine is a late war rear seam made during the end of WWII.

Edited by BOLO, 25 October 2009 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

:drool2: :jeal0001: :twothumbup:

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:39 PM

Although this is an old topic, thanks guys! :thumbsup:

Greetz ;)

David

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

hi here are some
of mine. both are schleuter fixed bails. it think they are about as mint as im going to get with schleuter fixed bails. a few years ago i picked up allot of m1 shells from a surplus store and allot of them were schleuter swivel bails and some have evidence of being produced as fixed bales being converted to swivel.


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#13 autorifle

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:49 PM

WOW :w00t: What a beautiful pair of Schleuters you have :blink:

#14 Justin

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

Very nice!

I have a MINT rear seam Schlueter M1 helmet shell with straps. Not trying to break forum rules or steal your thread, but mine is for sale.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:54 PM

EXCEPTIONAL helmet, David.

Best regards,
Paul Walker

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:08 AM

EXCEPTIONAL helmet, David.

Best regards,
Paul Walker

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Greetz ;)

David

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 09:32 AM

Hello experts

I have my Dad's WWII helmet. It is not fix bail. The sides move. It has the front seem. The question is there is a # inside 356?

Can someone tell me what it means? I did not see any other markings.

Mitch



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 11:30 AM

Hello experts

I have my Dad's WWII helmet. It is not fix bail. The sides move. It has the front seem. The question is there is a # inside 356?

Can someone tell me what it means? I did not see any other markings.

Mitch

 

This is a so-called 'heat number' and was used to mark the batch of steel that was used to make this helmet, so that in case of a defect they could recall all helmets made from that particular batch. If it lacks the 'S' stamp it was made by McCord. There are tables with these numbers that can put a rough productiondate on this helmet, but I don't have them.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:08 AM

Thank you

Found the S up front.



#20 earlymb

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

Then it was made by Schlueter.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:05 AM

I recently bought myself a M1 helmet.

After a close exam the marking looks like S (on top closer to the rim) 352 and then a sort of (bigger) A scratched on the end, would this be possible?

further details are front seam and swivel bail and dark OD chin-band.

 

Ill post pictures on a later date.




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