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Hi,

I finally got this M1 helmet. It was overpainted post war and the unit emblem was uncovered by the previous owner.

So I also removed the rest of the paint as good as possible.

Here are some quick shots.

The liner is made by Westinghouse.

It would be great to read some opinions as I don't have very much experience with the details of M1 helmets and especially with the liners.

The heat stamp is not placed on the front but on the right side of the shell reading 365 B.

Also there's a name inside the shell: "Paaby" Do you maybe have any information to this soldier?

What would be the market price for such a piece?

Best regards,

Lukas

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I like it. The heat stamp is off to the side ? Ive never seen that.

Whats that mean to the helmet experts ?

Is that a different make helmet than McCord or Schlueter ?

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55 minutes ago, The Rooster said:

I like it. The heat stamp is off to the side ? Ive never seen that.

Whats that mean to the helmet experts ?

Is that a different make helmet than McCord or Schlueter ?

I've got a mccord m1c in the 1100 heat stamp range that is way off between the seam and bail. Just quality control differences is all. I'd be willing to say I've noticed more inconsistent placement in schlueters however 

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12 hours ago, shadawg said:

I've got a mccord m1c in the 1100 heat stamp range that is way off between the seam and bail. Just quality control differences is all. I'd be willing to say I've noticed more inconsistent placement in schlueters however 

In one of the US helmet books I red that the ingots were pressed to steel sheets and later punched to round steel plates and a heat lot number was stamped on them. If they were round the only one who ensured the heat lot number is in the front of the shell was the person who put it inside the die. The drawing proces took several steps of which the first looked like making a tommy helmet, a symetrical round shape. During all these steps the worker who was putting the helmet into the dies could accidently change the position of the heat lot number.

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Thanks for the replies!

 

Yes, the heat stamp is on the side!

I think it's a Schlueter shell but I have to look another time.

 

Here are some better pictures.

 

Best regards,

Lukas

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The heat stamp was embossed in the blanks (flat metal disks) upon their arrival at the factory. So it was up to the operator to load them into the stamping die in the correct orientation so that the heat number was on the inside of the front.

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