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Hi everyone, I'm not what you call an M-1 collector but every now and then I pick one up if I like it. Same here with these Schlueters. Over a span of some 4 years I managed to collect these three. They are all front seam fixed loop shells but they are all a little bit different.

 

The shell furthest away has heat stamp 32A and is almost in mint condition. It came with an Inland liner with green coated A washers.

 

The one one the left has heat stamp 65A which can be found underneath its left chinstrap loop. It is marked with a name J.B. Flatterly and it came with a Firestone liner.

 

The one on the right has heat stamp 164 A (the one 1 is very faint and doesn't show very well in photographs). It has OD 7 chinstraps and it came with an unmarked liner (except for a number 5 in the crown).

 

Enough talking, here are some pictures :)

 

Rene

 

 

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Some detail shots of 32A

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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Detail shots of 65A

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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65A continued

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

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And last 164A

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

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Here I've tried to show the difference in color between OD3 (shell 32A) and OD 7 chinstraps. I have to say that in hand the difference is more clearly to see.

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

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And to conclude here is the liner that came with shell 164A. It also appears to have green coated A washers

 

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Rene

 

 

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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Very nice, thanks for sharing. I've always liked the Schlueter helmets. I've got 5 as of now in my collection, 3 swivel and 2 FB. Unfortunately the one FB is very rusty (though has shore party markings, while the other doesn't have great paint. I'd kill for a Schlueter fixed bail as nice as these!

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I have a very nice issued Schlueter SB FS as well, pretty much MINT that was picked up by my father at a yard sale. The vet had been issued the helmet back in the 1960's and went to Vietnam and brought it home. He must had been a RIMF because the helmet was in MINT condition with a Mitchell pattern camouflage helmet cover and Firestone 1944 helmet liner. Heat lot number 323 One of the rear helmet webbing rivets had broke, easy fix!

 

R.D.

 

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R.Delaney

 

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Thanks for the positive comments!

 

R.D and King802: thank you for adding some more lids.

 

Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

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  • 10 months later...

The 'family' has expanded. 

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Hey, save some for the rest of us! Managed to pick up my first last year, a fs sb. Still trying to get a fixed loop. Those are awesome helmets. I know the average Schlueter fab is worth around 175 - 200 but what is a mint one worth?

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