As I have mentioned before ( as a toolmaker ) my M40 Quist beaded Luftschutz is a work of art and quality and weighs the same as another combat Q M40 I have. No defects, similar hardness values ( hand held Brinell tester ) and metal gauge ( micrometer measured )
Must have been a kick in the guts to have to reject & rework a whole batch of beaudy-full helmets, bet the QA guy got some death stares from the workers ..... or maybe that's not what happened? .........h'mm.
Well done Rene. By the way, I have a beaded M40 LS with the identical liner, no worries on it at all. Jim G.
Very cool Lid.
You always find good stuff.
New pic re post and I've recently learned that the lot no. IN 143 is a mis strike (mistake) and should be DN 143
Still reckon it's a factory second shell
Seeing that yours is a '143', I quickly checked mine to see if I had its brother. It's a '173'.
Still, not too far off!
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Here's the nose comparison to a S3422 ND combat
Sorry hard to shoot
Last edited by reneblacky; 03-18-2013 at 09:38 AM. Reason: added pic