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Old Marine
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This helmet turned up at a church thrift store a few weeks ago. The condition and price were so good I couldn't turn it down. I usually don't pick up more modern gear but as I said this was too nice to leave behind.

 

The helmet is marked:

 

HELMET GROUND TROOPS PARACHUTIST

CONTRACT DLA 100-83-C-4223

NSN 8470-01-032-7678

SIZE LARGE

GENTEX CORPORATION

 

Inside there is 84 over 85 molded in to the helmet along with L-2 and Gentex.

 

I read about these helmets on the forum and from what I gathered this helmet was procured on a 1983 contract and probably made in 1984. Am I interpreting the markings correctly?

 

If this helmet was made in 83-84 would this be one of the first procurement of these Kevlar helmets?

 

Anyway, it's a nice piece any observations or comments about this would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Dennis

 

 

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