and a nice liner!
and a nice liner!
Yep and we can figure out the rest with better pics you can take, if you win.
This one is worth a punt for sure, depending on what price the auction ends at.
It would be cool to have one of these, I have seen them stamped bvl also.
I think the q was placed in the stamp upside down when struck.
Good luck Corey.
I would go for it.
Good luck,I hope you get it.
Looks good, your pic of the chart techically is a copyright infringement. Brian's done some great work on lot numbers and research, by his own admission there are a lot of theories here. Not sure what he has for source documentation.
I don't own the book, I just borrowed the photo from an eBay listing where somebody photographed the page. The photo is deleted now.
The liner ring looks abit looser than I would have expected. I would have thought that an original factory installed liner would be spot on tight to the shell the entire length around. Possibly an unfinished shell that someone put a "matching" new liner in to finish it? This would explain the odd chinstrap also. Either way, it's a great looking rig and certainly worth the 100 dollar shot. As has been said, it's a rare maker and very late war, if nothing else. I'd go for it. Good luck!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
just thought i might add this the images are of a post war czech m42 civil defence
I wrote the lot number book (as well as the two late war helmet books) in an effort to expand the knowledge base of the hobby. There was a lot of raw information that I ordered and arranged in addition to my observations. Some interesting patterns have arisen such as the approximate location of decal drops, the consistency of certain factory decals, the location/style of factory markings, etc..
Not everyone's cup of tea, but many have found it helpful in their study of German helmets.