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Old 07-18-2013, 07:19 PM
Kevin in NH Kevin in NH is offline
 
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Default M1 helmet heat lots?

Anyone know the dates for 55 A and 98 F?



I just found a McCord front seam 98 F with original chin sewn on straps.








Its swivel bales and has a nice cork pattern, some rust in the paint. I am guessing 43.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:57 PM
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I think that is a 98XF heat stamp. I don't believe there should be a space between the numbers and the letter. Sometimes the number is real faint.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:50 PM
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As far as I know, heat lot codes are only sometimes accurate when dating a helmet. I would also guess 1943. What color is the hardware on the chinstrap? What make is the liner? What color is the hardware on the liner?

Nice helmet by the way
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:40 AM
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The swivel bales puts the date around 1944. I still think you are missing a number in your heat lot. It happened to me with a 88 D. The space between the "8" and the "D" actually had a very faint 3 imprinted.

Try to take a closer look, there should be no gaps between the numbers and letters.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:08 AM
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The swivel bales puts the date around 1944. I still think you are missing a number in your heat lot. It happened to me with a 88 D. The space between the "8" and the "D" actually had a very faint 3 imprinted.

Try to take a closer look, there should be no gaps between the numbers and letters.
might be my eyes playing tricks on the fuzzy picture, but it looks like an 0 or O between them.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:36 AM
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i believe that all 1943 production had fixed bales -
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:00 AM
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Read online to rub it with baby power and you can see faint #s It works the number is 988F. If any one knows what book has the lot reference I would like to know, I seem to be collecting now! Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:35 PM
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Read online to rub it with baby power and you can see faint #s It works the number is 988F. If any one knows what book has the lot reference I would like to know, I seem to be collecting now! Thanks.
The book "Helmets of the ETO" has a heat lot chart.
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