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#1 USAF29thINFvet

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:58 PM

I recently picked up a Vietnam era helmet and noticed it had "-27-" stamped on the chinstrap.  Any meaning to this?

 

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#2 Justin

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:52 PM

Where is it stamped? On the canvas itself?

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

yes...right on the strap



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:09 AM

Maybe just some grunts lucky number. For example, the elastic band on my helmet was emblazoned with my
"ETS" date and home state.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:12 AM

yes...right on the strap


Sounds like a post VN era strap. Is it slightly grayish and have a -P- on the hardware?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:35 AM

Nope...no stamps of any sort on the hardware....



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:44 AM

Regiment designation? 27th Infantry? 27th Marines?

 

For storage records / purposes?



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:10 PM

Done by the manufacturer I would say, a kinda control/batch number.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:24 AM

Similar "lot numbers" are found on almost all the later nylon 1980s replacement chinstraps as well.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:46 AM

Similar "lot numbers" are found on almost all the later nylon 1980s replacement chinstraps as well.

Thats the word I was looking for Lot :D .



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

From what I am reading, it sounds like a post Vietnam 1970's-80's era chinstrap, the one with the chincup and snap closure, as others have stated



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:41 AM

From what I am reading, it sounds like a post Vietnam 1970's-80's era chinstrap, the one with the chincup and snap closure, as others have stated


I agree I have never seen a lot number on a 52-73 chinstrap, but I've seen lot numbers on the nylon of all 73-8? chinstraps

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

Here's a web clamp on airborne one from the 70s that member states is Lot marked 09.

 

http://www.usmilitar...oop-chin-strap/



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:01 AM

The stamp

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:02 AM

Buckle

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

Buckle 2

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

Strap

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

Very cool, never seen that, thanks for sharing it!



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:18 AM

Very cool, never seen that, thanks for sharing it!

 

Hi Cap,

 

So....is this a lot number stamp?




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