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Why can't I find the production code on this Mk II

Article about: by mk1rceme GSW DP&H helmets have spot welded chinstrap lugs. Your helmet has the rivetted lugs which makes it combat grade. These were used for civil defence purposes as well, but this

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    GSW DP&H helmets have spot welded chinstrap lugs. Your helmet has the rivetted lugs which makes it combat grade. These were used for civil defence purposes as well, but this is the easiest way to tell the two apart. There was a batch of 1942 GSW combat shells that did not pass inspection and were used for civil defence. If I remember correctly, the batch code on them was AP.
    Yes i apoligize for only giving half the facts,but i was just concentrating on the stamp and the example in the book looks to be a paint stamp mark.You are correct about the AP batch code.
    What do you think ?
    Cheers Mick
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    Hi Mick I think you are correct that this looks the part of an ink stamp!! when I enlarge the image and look there does not appear to be any stamping in the steel mind you higher resolution pictures would be helpful to be a 100% positive.
    Thanks to every one that has contributed It is always nice to see good valuable information come out of a thread I have learned a few things I did not know before

    Regards Mark K

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    I've got this shell only, & it took me ages to find the maker/date. It's right on the edge where the damp patch is in the picture, CL/C 1942 with a 70 under it.
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    Thanks for showing an odd place for a production code /manufacturers mark to be shur.
    Here is a partially covered Manufacturers mark on my S.J.A.B helmet plus this one has the welded lugs on it as well which defines it as a civil defense lid

    Regards Mark K
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