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#1 cagedfalcon

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:05 PM

Strange red & green paint on edge under rim, anyone recognize its meaning? Looks to have fairly good corking except for a few scuffs. Should I try to remove top coat with Goof Off?

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#2 cagedfalcon

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:07 PM

Westinghouse liner

I don't think I'll be moving the strap, looks real delicate.

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#3 Justin

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:56 PM

The paint looks vintage. Maybe late 50s early to mid 60s. Leave it alone. It looks very nice.

#4 sgtdorango

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 07:27 PM

I agree, looks vintage like possible usmc green repaint....mike

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#5 cagedfalcon

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the info, any idea of the bright & red paint?

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#6 byf41

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 08:06 PM

I was thinking the same thing as Mike , possible USMC repaint . Leave It alone .



#7 cagedfalcon

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:10 PM

Is this list up to date? 426A is rear seam & mine is definitely a front. Is this common or is this chart a rough guide? Also is it ok to use a brass brush on rusty buckles? d84404538c04b100298581be0c1dfce0.jpgdc40c4177813a0104a67c5e7adac39a8.jpg Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

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#8 Nickman983

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:33 PM

The chart is a rough guide. Within lots there can be slight differences in configurations for a certain lot number, especially around the transition periods. For instance I've got a really nice condition Schlueter stamped 424A which is rear seam rather than front seam like the chart says.

 

As for the chinstraps, I don't think it's necessarily wrong to clean them, but I would personally leave them unless you feel they are at risk of becoming even more rusted. 



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:42 PM

Keep in mind that the numbers are for keeping track of batches of steel, not helmets. There is no guarantee all blanks from the same batch were processed into helmets at the same time.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:00 PM

Thank you

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