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M42 Helmet maker identification

Article about: Hi, Just joined the forum. I have a late war ND M42 with very weak stamps in the rear skirt. I can make out a few of the lot numbers, but the maker and size is too weak. I know the helmet is

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    Quote by z1000 View Post
    Here you go Terry. There is nothing at all, as you would expect, on the side near the chinstrap bail. Totally blank. But the 3 visible lot numbers in the rear are on the pic.
    Nothing at all ? That tells us this helmet is an EF for sure because in the way the numbers are stamped.
    By the look of numbers it the maker mark would be stamped on the side of the helmet and not in the rear.
    This could also be a poor stamp and stamped close to the rim , EF had notoriously bad stamping tools or personnel.

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