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Some pics of my minty Schlueter M1 helmet shell


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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! thumbsup.gif

 

Greetz ;)

 

David

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  • 2 years later...

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

I am looking for the following items to complete my Viet Nam helmet shells

 

- two helmet liners

(paratrooper or regular and would like WW2 to 1972)

 

-2 helmet covers

(OD or camo)

 

-2 chin strap assemblies

 

- 2 helmet bands or other interesting helmet accesories

 

 

Interested in collecting any 1901st Engineering Avaiation Battalion Items

Or items named to John H. Gallagher Jr.

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More pics...

 

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

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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.

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:drool2: :jeal0001: :twothumbup:

Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

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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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OIF 2005

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EXCEPTIONAL helmet, David.

 

Best regards,

Paul Walker

Thanks! :thumbsup:

 

Greetz ;)

 

David

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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

SFC Ruiz M

Ordnance ARMY

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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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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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