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    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.



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    I think the left one was repainted.

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    Front seam

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    Low number but... there is no any letters or numbers between "24" and "A"

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    Khaki thread on the OD#7 straps

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    Small stress cracks

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    Now the left one, repainted brighter green

    Front seam

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    number 96 [space] G

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    Both are ww2 produced one is a McCord and the other being a Schlueter!there should be an "S" stamped near the front where the stainless steel rim butts together.the McCord has a digit missing so more likely 96?G.

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    I see a stamped 'S' under the '24 A' just right of the white spot, so a Schlueter indeed.

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    Your English is fine and welcome to the forum!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Also the McCord is carrying Korean period T1 olive painted steel chinstrap hardware.!

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    Thank you very much!

    Unfortunately there is no an "S" stamp... or I can't see it Maby it's Schlueter without an "S"?
    But I think, I see blurred "1" between "24" and "A"

    "241A" what do you think about it?

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    Spot welds

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    Thank you for your help!

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    I think I still see the upper half of an 'S' in both pics you show, but it's faint... Right next to that white spot?

    Edit: I just noticed your pic of the seams. Schleuter spotwelds are usually round, while McCords have oval welds. The shell on the left has oval welds but the one on the right seems to have round ones?

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    Nope... there is some kind of scratch.

    Maybe here... but maybe it's my imagination?

    In this picture I see it better than in real...

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    Quote by earlymb View Post
    Edit: I just noticed your pic of the seams. Schleuter spotwelds are usually round, while McCords have oval welds. The shell on the left has oval welds but the one on the right seems to have round ones?
    Definitely more round than the left helmet (McCord).

    P.S. How can I edit my post?

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    Having looked at the pics again the pot in question is carry the famous dimple over the loop so it has to be an early FL McCord which has been reworked as the swivel Loops have been placed away from the rim something that was a regular practice in nearly all post war production.i think this shell has a 3 digit number 241A,if it does turn out to be an "S" then its very unusual to see a dimple stamp.either way there both WW2 produced shells.!

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