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M42 stahlhelm makers mark question

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    hi, just a quick question about makers marks. I was just wondering if it was normal for the makers mark and the batch code to be in the same place. Also the split pins are stamped 1941 - is that also correct. Cheers Ross

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    Did you take it apart? Any particular reason?

    Later in the war many of the manufacturers moved the maker/size stamp to the rear.

    I don't see any reason why there might be an issue with the date of the pins, just using up the inventory....

    Only one + year apart in date.
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    I hope for your sake the pins and liner were removed before you bought it..

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    the rivets are dead straight so it seems they were never in that helmet ?
    The makers mark is normal.

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    Quote by Schwerpunkt View Post
    the rivets are dead straight so it seems they were never in that helmet ?
    The makers mark is normal.
    I hope your right about the pins! The makers mark is fine but I really fear that this has been dismantled out of curiosity. Leon.
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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    I hope your right about the pins! The makers mark is fine but I really fear that this has been dismantled out of curiosity. Leon.
    The dates aren't that critical.
    Either way, this one isn't an "untouched" original.
    It is either a put together piece, or has been taken apart for some reason.

    Brad.

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    No, i haven't bought it. But i have bid for it on e-bay where its being advertised as an original wartime M-42. Should i retract my bid?

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    Rivets with that maker's mark and date are sold as reproduction on most helmet restoration sites, just FYI.

    Here's an example:

    Helmet Split Pin Set

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    Rivets with that maker's mark and date are sold as reproduction on most helmet restoration sites, just FYI.

    Here's an example:

    Helmet Split Pin Set
    Good point ObKrieger. Might explain why they are dead straight.

    Steve

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    Quote by madskot View Post
    No, i haven't bought it. But i have bid for it on e-bay where its being advertised as an original wartime M-42. Should i retract my bid?
    Personally, if it were me, I would not want it.
    But if you can live with it, knowing that it has at the very least been
    disassembled as the photo of the pins is evidence of, and the price is
    very good, go for it.

    Brad

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