Hello. I know there are already topics regarding people's M1 helmets but they are all specific to their own helmets. So I dare to open a new topic for my problem. I hope thats ok. My apologies if it's not...
I habe 3 M1 Helmets:
- Front seam, swivel bale, heat stamp "01" (no letters)
- Front seam, swivel bale, heat stamp "117C"
- Front seam, swivel bale, heat stamp "263A"
I guess all are McCord as there is no "S" nowhere stamped.
I am sure I didn't miss any numbers or letters of the heat stamps. Now you sees my problem I guess: Front seam, but very low lot numbers for swivel bale! According to all charts I have seen, McCord started the swivel bale production in the late 44'. The lot numbers should be over 1000 then. You see my problem. and yes, I actually am sure I didn't oversee any number.
Do someone have an idea? O someone who has remarked the same strange numbering on his own helmets? I am grateful for any ideas because this is driving me mad, lol.