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#26 ClaptonIsGod

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:20 PM

I am looking at two liners, an Inland with the number 14 below the mark and a Firestone with a 41 below the F marking....what significance are the numbers,

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Rick


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Those are the numbers of the molds used to make the liners.

#27 Woody

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

I also have a Firestone liner with the F stamped over Inland and 46 underneath. It is a later liner with phosphated A washers.
The one in question is 2nd left on the nearest row.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:24 PM

I also have a Firestone liner with the F stamped over Inland and 46 underneath. It is a later liner with phosphated A washers.
The one in question is 2nd left on the nearest row.


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:57 AM



My liner has just a W and 17. It seems that my liner and its manufacturer never existed! It seems that there are no records of this stamping anywhere. Here is a photo of what I'm talking about.




probably a foreign manufactured clone

#30 milcoll73

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:20 AM

Guys can you help identify and date one of my M1 steel helmet liners

it has the CAPAC cross markings with 51 and 52 each side of the "arms"
of the cross

Under the CAPAC it has the number 29

above the CAPAC mark is the W and O of Westinghouse ???

and under this symbol is the number 53

so what does this all signify please guys

Regards

Lloyd





this would be a korean era capac liner. markings from this era are often unclear as ww2 molds were re-use by different mfgrs than originally as well as new molds. to further complicate things, apparently the molds were were redistributed as i have examples with capac 51 and 52 marks with 1952 and 1953 micarta tags.

capac marked the year of manufacture in their molds by stamping numbers into the mold alongside their cross logo, 51, is 1951, 52 is 1952 etc. from personal observation 51 and 52 capacs seem less than common and most encountered are 1953.

it also seems that ww2 molds were use during the late 50,s into the early 1960s as a friend of mine had a firestone liner that also had msa markings. sadly he sold it before i knew about it.

i also have a rather unusual rotc liner with od#3 (khaki/light green) webbing in the crown and od#7 (green) webbing for the neckband with westinghouse crown markings. i discovered later that it also has a 195? capac mold tag partially obscured beneath the webbing between the grommet and the front rivet.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:17 PM

OMG, thats a nice collection!

I also have a Firestone liner with the F stamped over Inland and 46 underneath. It is a later liner with phosphated A washers.
The one in question is 2nd left on the nearest row.



#32 vaportrail

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:43 AM

Has anyone ever seen a late Inland helmet liner with blackened brass ''A'' washers and Inland only crown stamp?
I have been looking for one for my collection but to date it has not presented itself.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 06:47 PM

Came accross a liner with a "XII" molded stamp. Any idea?

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

Here's a pic. The hardware for the nape is odd.

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#35 Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

Here's a pic. The hardware for the nape is odd.

That is odd, judging by the small picture of the nape strap that is a late Vietnam- 1980s nape-strap in a WWII-50s helmet liner. Retro-fitted to an old liner still in the service?
 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:40 AM

Some guy is selling it on ebay as a post Korean War Marmac liner. Can't be since there is no M I I marking. I was thinking maybe a euro clone?


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