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The date should be stamped inside, maybe near the crown, but could be off-center. What kind of Kevlar helmet is it? PASGT? MICH? ACH? Covers for all types are fairly easy to find. Make sure you get the right size based on your helmet size. Post some pics.

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In the top of the inside of the PASGT there will be a 2 digit date molded in, that is the year. ex. "86" = 1986. Look inside the circle in the middle of the suspension. Some have 4 dates in a circle separated by a "+" shape, not to sure about that one but it will be in the range of the years inside. I don't know if these numbers are when the helmet was made or when the mold was made.

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1983 1984 1985 1986 , helmet is a gentex

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1988

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1986

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1985

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1987

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1984

 

Hope this helps

 

What kind of cover do you want? I've got a woodland PASGT and a 6 color desert (chocolate chip) I'd sell for a few bucks.

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XS = Extra Small

S = Small

M = Medium

L = Large

XL = Extra Large

 

They are formated with the size, a hyphen and then a number, number is irrelevant, I believe it is the mold number

For example; XS-1 and XS-3 would be extra small and both be the same size.

 

On ebay, the larger the size the more it will sell for (Unless it has something special about it)

XS and S will sell for around $40-50 shipped, L will sell for around $60.

 

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Small

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Extra Small

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Medium

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Large

 

Extra Large is uncommon, unfortunately I do not have one, hopefully someone who does can post pics.

A forum member on here told a story of when he was in the Military and went to the Central Issuing Facility to turn in his XL helmet and the CIF worker didn't believe they made them that large.

 

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In the top of the inside of the PASGT there will be a 2 digit date molded in, that is the year. ex. "86" = 1986. Look inside the circle in the middle of the suspension. Some have 4 dates in a circle separated by a "+" shape, not to sure about that one but it will be in the range of the years inside. I don't know if these numbers are when the helmet was made or when the mold was made.

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1983 1984 1985 1986 , helmet is a gentex

 

 

With these, you just have to look to see which dates have been "peened" to indicate the year of production. Basically, once 1983 was over, they would hit that section of the date with a punch, leaving the 1983 section with a peened mark and leaving the other three sections clear. Once 1984 was over, they made a mark in that section, and so on. So the earliest date without a mark is the approximate year of production.

 

This is a fairly common practice with plastic molding. You can lots of consumer products that have similar date stamps molded into them.

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With these, you just have to look to see which dates have been "peened" to indicate the year of production. Basically, once 1983 was over, they would hit that section of the date with a punch, leaving the 1983 section with a peened mark and leaving the other three sections clear. Once 1984 was over, they made a mark in that section, and so on. So the earliest date without a mark is the approximate year of production.

 

This is a fairly common practice with plastic molding. You can lots of consumer products that have similar date stamps molded into them.

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