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New here. M1 helmet ID Question strange heat stamp

Article about: Hi. I'm new from Switzerland. Since many years I have an M1 Helmet at home, wich I coul'd buy from a collector during the nineties. I was reading a lot about M1 helmets in internet but I can

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    Default New here. M1 helmet ID Question strange heat stamp

    Hi. I'm new from Switzerland. Since many years I have an M1 Helmet at home, wich I coul'd buy from a collector during the nineties. I was reading a lot about M1 helmets in internet but I can't identify mine. It has a strange heat stamp or lot no. So any help is very welcome.

    Heat stamp 06C 3 or 66C 3

    fixed bails front seam
    I will post some pics later.
    Thank's in advance

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    Welcome and please do show the helmet with heat stamp.....Jake

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    I'm back. Thank's for welcome.
    I have posted some pics. Hope these are usefull. The inside of the shell around the heat stamp was not painted very well. I just took a wetish towel and the paint came off. A darker coat appeared. Heat stamp is 43 06C 3.












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    Hi and well come to the forum
    Liner is ok
    The shell is a strange one. At the moment I am leaning towards the fact that it may be a Canadian shell. The fixed bales look oddly welded (could do with better pictures of the welds on the bales).
    I am not sure if the Canadians made fixed bales. It also has later chin straps. And there is no distinctive spot welds where the rim meets.
    Lets see what the others say
    Regards
    Rod

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    Well thats me stumped im at a loss.......never seen anything like it before?looks front seamed but that stamp is totally irregular to anything i have ever encountered in my lifetime and the bales dont look like McCord made either,sorry im sitting back on this one sorry to say........Jake.

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    With all the overpaint, hard to say - it could be a euro-clone.
    The web chinstraps are definitlely new/repro.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    thank's Rod.
    There is another picture of the bale welds.

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    Thank's to all. The rim is definitiv stainless. It is a front seam.

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    Those are strange bales, not American I think! Then again I have never seen a clone with fixed bales or even with a heat stamp. I am still thinking possibly Canadian (they had heat stamps). Or someone has altered a swivel bale Canadian shell by adding fixed bales. The reason I say that is because of that strange heat stamp.
    Looks like those bales are bent to bring them back to vertical hanging which is strange.
    Give it time to see what the guys say tomorrow.
    It has got me interested
    Rod

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    Here is a McCord bale. Note how they seem to have been fuse welded at pressure.
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    Rod

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