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    #76
    It seems that sometime in 1961 the regulations for stamping the shells changed to this pattern :
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      #77
      And remained so for quite some time .

      So maybe the "3" would indicate the shell size ????


      Regards

      Bernhard
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        #78
        Hi fellow collectors :

        After the creation of the new Bundeswehr forum here on WAF I was browsing some older BW threads I found a Bekleidungsliste from 1958.

        When I had a closer look onto the items issued to the BW soldier in 1958
        especially one piece of equipment got my attention:

        The Mückenschleier (mosquito net) !!
        I nearly forgot about the fact that I once got a two piece M1 clone BW helmet that had the Mückenschleier tucked into the liner.

        First a look onto the Bekleidungsnachweis mentioning the mosquito net :
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          #79
          Here is the Mückenschleier placed next to my latest addition for my BW
          helmet collection :
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            #80
            Here the Mückenschleier is worn on the helmet:
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              #81
              The helmet modeling the Mückenschleier is a very nice BIG size unworn
              and 1962 dated specimen of the M1A1 pattern;
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                #82
                It seems that I have a soft spot for `62 dated helmets both from the
                Bundesheer and the Bundeswehr (I am also from `62)
                Unfortunately the helmets I show you are in much better condition than I am !

                Here a shot of the unworn liner :
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                  #83
                  When I received the helmet it came with this dust goggles.
                  Seems to be another seldom encountered BW item patterned after
                  Wehrmacht used equipment.


                  hope you like it !

                  Regards


                  Bernhard
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                    #84
                    Hi fellow collectors ,

                    maybe you are interrested to see some new additions to my BW Stahlhelm
                    collection.

                    Some weeks ago I stumbled across this 1963 dated M1A1 Stahlhelm that has a real nice overall patina.
                    I bought this one because it is my first PSL made helmet.
                    The maker´s mark PSL indicates the firm of Paul Schulze in the city of Lübeck.
                    Never had one helmet of this maker before.

                    Here is an overall view of the interior :
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                    Last edited by Bernhard; 08-29-2009, 02:51 PM. Reason: spelling

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                      #85
                      Here we have a closeup of the stamping in the shell:


                      Versorgungsartikel - Bezeichnung: ( Article-Name

                      Helmkalotte , Stahl , ( Helmetshell , Steel , )
                      Stahlhelm , Kopfweiten 55 bis 57 (Steelhelmet , Size 55 till 57 )
                      Modell 1 A 1

                      Versorgungsnummer: (Stock # )

                      8415-12-131-7887


                      PSL maker mark and date September 1963
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                        #86
                        After adding this helmet to my collection I stumbled across this very nice
                        1962 dated recruiting pamphlet of the Bundeswehr.

                        Here you see the cover of this little gem .
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                          #87
                          The pamphlet contains some very nice upclose pics that are very interresting for me as a helmet guy.

                          Very interresting is the fact that the M1A1 helmets are being worn with the
                          "old" style net .

                          Here are some pics :
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                            #88
                            Another pic showing the one piece M1A1 Stahlhelm with the 1955 specified
                            Tarnnetz :
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                              #89
                              Another one :
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                                #90
                                An especially nice pic of a Panzergrenadier from the last page of the
                                pamphlet.
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