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Beaded M40 no-decal Luftschutz helmet

Article about: I'd like to show a Christmas present of mine to you all, it's my third TR lid now. I've wanted a beaded helmet for a while, and this one caught my eye- originally I only wanted a beaded exam

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    No marking at the side of the skirt? xx64 etc.
    I don't think so, I don't see any other markings at all. I'll inspect again tomorrow, but I'm fairly certain that the only stamped mark is the one pictured.

    Mat

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    Quote by Brian View Post
    Mat, I think your helmet is Quist manufactured. The rear marking looks like DN470. Above that should be Q64, but it does not look readable.
    I suspect that late war, stocks of surplus black paint was added to increase the volume of paint batches that made factory finishes generally darker. I think this is what I see on your helmet; a very dark, late version of the Luftschutz blue. Nice helmet!
    The paint mixing would make sense, it sounds very possible. Thanks!

    Mat

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    Looking closer at the angle of the skirt I'm inclined to agree with Brian that it's probably a Q now.

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    Nice complete beaded LS or as stated LS Police. Nice condition ND helmet. timothy

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    What a great Christmas gift! Awesome lid, Mat!

    Luke

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    I agree it's a Q, I've a similar one. Nice helmet.

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    They don't come any nicer than that. I'd say that's probably a warehouse pick-up due to totally new, unused condition. If they made beaded repros I'd be worried, but they don't so no worries there.
    Pretty easy to see how that one got a bead though. Flaws in the metal, crinkled at the dip, wow.

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    Quote by cammobunker View Post
    They don't come any nicer than that. I'd say that's probably a warehouse pick-up due to totally new, unused condition. If they made beaded repros I'd be worried, but they don't so no worries there.
    Pretty easy to see how that one got a bead though. Flaws in the metal, crinkled at the dip, wow.
    Thanks for the feedback guys!

    I believe it is a warehouse find, and yeah, it's interesting to see the flaws in this one. I don't think it's clear in my photo, but the rolled edge is uneven and a little messed up on the inside, which I'm guessing wouldn't be the case with most helmets. The dome of the helmet on top is also a little uneven.

    Mat

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    Quote by Brian View Post
    It may just be the photos, but I see a late, darker shade of 'Luftchutz-blue', or satin finish dark blue.
    I got around to placing this helmet next to a black Feuerschutzpolizei and a blue Luftschutz lid, and I believe you're correct there with that observation, I think it is indeed a hybrid of the two.

    Mat

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