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Article about: Hi. I am new to this site. I have two M1 helmets and also problem with identification odd heat stamp numbers. Could you help me? Thank you and sorry for my English. I think the left one was

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    Thank you for your replies.

    Quote by ruddersrangers44 View Post
    the famous dimple over the loop
    Could you explain this sentence?

    I found this topic Some pics of my mint M1 Schlueter shell

    and I think my M1 is really similar to those helmets.

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    You can see a dimple in the inside edge, maybe used for positioning the chinstrap bales. I think that's what rudder means?

    The helmet in that topic is mine, it's an untouched, mint original Schleuter and an excellent guide for the correct colour and texture. I think your helmets are fine and possibly re-issued for Korea and/or Vietnam, although they seem to have their original WW2 paint.

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