re the lot number...that area has deposits built up to a point I can't quite make it out. i tried to read it w/ an infrared camera, with no luck. The best I can tell, it is something like IN110.
No point trying to "uncover" the lot number anymore. In fact we would recommend to leave the helmet just as is. Anymore work will just damage it more. Now just put it on the shelf and enjoy it
You have a helmet, that while not worth much from a monetary perspective, is one that has clearly done it's job. While it can't "speak" it has clearly sparked your interest which is what this hobby is all about
Last edited by MAP; 02-20-2016 at 01:47 PM.
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Your marking is possibly DN110.
This lot / batch number series is valid for a Quist M40 made in 1941 according to the book alteady mentioned.
Quist did not use IN as a prefix.
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
As stated still original collectible helmet I have several like it why people do what they do is beyond me enjoy it for the piece of history it is. timothy
If anyone is still checking on this thread, what is the official color on this helmet? It looks greenish to me and don't see but one color scheme. Is that correct?
"Apfel grun" ( apple green ) - Yes, the colour is
original and correct.........