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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:55 am 
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Is this a ww2 German M40 shell? The vent hole looks very strange.
It came in battle ship grey with a decal on the right side.The decal was yellow with a black horse .I repainted it
The markings inside is 64 not lot mark.I have another one marked Q64 with no lot number.
Can someone plese help :D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:57 am 
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DER SOLDATEN wrote:
Is this a ww2 German M40 shell? The vent hole looks very strange.
It came in battle ship grey with a decal on the right side.The decal was yellow with a black horse .I repainted it
The markings inside is 64 not lot mark.I have another one marked Q64 with no lot number.
Can someone plese help :D
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/ ... OLLECTION/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:26 am 
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Early post war Q64

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:16 pm 
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That's right, the vent hole is the biggest giveaway.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:00 pm 
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A shield with prancing black horse on a yellow field is the city arms of Stuttgart. Feuerwehr helmet maybe?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:36 am 
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I have noticed that some wartime helmets have different vent holes.I was at a collectors house and he had some wartime originals that had this type of vent. Is there any other way to tell?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:36 am 
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From the German Helmets website

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The Quist firm was the primary source of remanufactured M1940 style helmets for the West German border guards and police. This firm reproduced the M1940 helmet in near perfect World War II quality steel in shell sizes marked "Q64." Unlike wartime helmets, these helmets did not receive a series number because they were manufactured in a single production run. As a result, any "Q64" marked shell that bears no series number is in fact a postwar remanufactured helmet of general World War II steel quality.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:30 am 
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The distance between the vent hole and the split pin is a big give away.
Early m40 Qs had small vent holes then later in the war they got bigger and were shaped like a donut.
The vent hole on your helmet is big and flat and looks noting like a war time vent of any helmet manufacturer.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Thank you all this has been a big help.

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