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Relic M42 Is it possible to ID the mfg?

Article about: I came across the relic M42, but cannot completely make out the maker's mark. I can definitely make out "66" and the letter before it looks like a "Q". I do not think it

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    Default Relic M42 Is it possible to ID the mfg?

    I came across the relic M42, but cannot completely make out the maker's mark. I can definitely make out "66" and the letter before it looks like a "Q". I do not think it is a Q from looking at other photos. Are there tips to determining the maker based on the shape and vent holes?
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    Default Re: Relic M42 Is it possible to ID the mfg?

    If there's only one letter, it's most likely a Quist.

    Info: German-Helmets.com

    Nitram

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    The air vent looks like it pertrudes out a good bit from the shell, which Quist helmets feature a very pronounced vent hole. Any better pics available? Quist M42's a very rare as they never completely switched over to M42 production. A pic of the mark would be great.

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    Yes pics of the makers mark would be helpful. It does have vent holes like a Quist but NS vents are pretty similar. What is the lot number under the x66 mark? It should begin DN.

    As has been said if it is a Quist M42 it's a pretty rare beast, I look forward to the new pics

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    Default Re: Relic M42 Is it possible to ID the mfg?

    Thanks for your comments. I took a closeup of what is left of the makers mark. Now it looks like an "VL" right before the "66". The liner band is dated "1944". What do you think? Thanks.
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    I'd say that is a ckl66 (ET), with the close up of the vents I'm pretty certain of that. Is there a liner in it? It doesn't look to have a liner installed from the first picture.

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    Default Re: Relic M42 Is it possible to ID the mfg?

    Yes....it does have a liner, although it is disassembled. Here is a pic of the liner stamp it looks like "R B No 1944".
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    It could very well be a QVL helmet but I can not tell..

    I don't think it's a Quist though..

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