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

 

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

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


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

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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?

 

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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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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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