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    M42 Helmet Size (Gr. 54). 62 Q und 5966.Que Marcage you think of this helmet?
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    Im thinking its a complete refurbished and repainted helmet, with a liner thats been aged therefore a possible repro

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    Is that black paint inside the dome?

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    Are you sure this isnt a qvl 62? Quist M42 helmets are exceedingly rare and the ones I have seen begin with the DN prefix. There appears to be more letters stamped in the helmet than Q and it appears a lower case q. This would make this a very late war M42.

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    It's a refurb for me.

    However if it is in fact a 'qvl' shell, it would be worth picking up just for that.

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    Refurb Helmet,
    I do not think this is a Q helmet look Like more letters there to me.
    Chris

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    Refurb Helmet,
    I do not think this is a Q helmet look Like more letters there to me.
    Chris
    Hi Chris,

    I think that Q is thought to be qvl as well. Nobody really knows much about qvl, because the mark only appears on a small handful of these late-war M42's.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    Hi Chris,

    I think that Q is thought to be qvl as well. Nobody really knows much about qvl, because the mark only appears on a small handful of these late-war M42's.
    I think Jim found one last year if I remenber correctly.
    chris

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    I think Jim found one last year if I remenber correctly.
    chris
    They are pretty rare, but I have seen, online and in hand, about 5 or 6 within the past year and a half. I don't know if I was just lucky or if they are more common than I used to think.

    I was at a gun show in Utah several months ago, where I met a man who had an M42 in his display. I asked if I could handle it, and he let me. It was a 'qvl', and im complete condition. I asked him if he would sell it to me and he said "Yep, $300". Unfortunately my debit card refused to work at the ATM. I suppose the point of the story is to always bring cash to shows... lol

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    Yep I agree its a qvl lid. Even being a refurb I will still invest in a qvl, just for the fact its such a late war version.

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