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    Hi guys,

    Could someone please give me a date for a Schleuter, 69A?

    Thanks,
    Mo

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    hiya mate

    unfortunately there's no way of dating Schlueter made shells the only thing i cant tell you is that it is of WW2 manufacture as they never made them post war.

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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for the info. I will try to judge a date based on how it looks.

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    no worries mate have you got pic's of it ?

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    Front seam vs. rear seam is about the only differentiation to date the shell I think, both Schlueter and McCord switched at rougly the same time, by direction. The start date of production of the Schlueters are a bit later than the McCords as well, but I think that's the best you're going to get in dating it.

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    about 18 months depending on where you get the info from.McCords july 1941.schlueters start of 1943 only produced fixed bales for about 8-9 months thenconverted to swivel version thus making fixed very rare indeed.both changed to rear in nov 44 again info varies.

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    So it's safe to say that Schleuter fixed bales were only produced in 1943?

    The helmet isn't mine. A friend of mine was recently given a grey-painted Navy M1 by the original owner's brother, who served in the 60's. The helmet was painted grey during WWII, and then painted grey again during the 60's. It's a nice one with a Westinghouse liner. I'll get some photos from him soon, if he is willing.

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