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Offline 68jk09

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2019, 06:49:39 PM »
^^^^^The button has 2 small wire pieces (like a bobby pin) that go thru a hole drilled in the Helmet & then are spread apart.

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2019, 06:49:39 PM »

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 01:54:23 PM »
^^^^^The button has 2 small wire pieces (like a bobby pin) that go thru a hole drilled in the Helmet & then are spread apart.

With that in mind did the tradition fade away after the new helmets came into service in 1993?

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2019, 02:09:58 PM »
^^^^^The button has 2 small wire pieces (like a bobby pin) that go thru a hole drilled in the Helmet & then are spread apart.

With that in mind did the tradition fade away after the new helmets came into service in 1993?
Yes the new ones with the impact liner had 2 threaded studs sticking out to attach the Frontpeice....there were no holes to be drilled thru the Helmet. 

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2019, 11:50:59 PM »
So when using the alternative fasteners did you just have one set of holes drilled behind the company patch, or numerous other using the brass pins?

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2019, 12:35:59 AM »
Same holes just slightly larger because the pins on the back of the button are a little thicker than the standard brass pins.

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2019, 01:19:37 AM »
Understood, thank you very much.

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Re: War Year Helmet Questions
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2019, 08:12:53 PM »
When the job switched from the older type helmet,( pre-chinstrap) the company number insert fit very well into the frontpiece. When the job switched over to the newer type lid as described above with impact liner, the company number insert did not fit right. You had to trim down the insert in order to make it fit properly into the frontpiece. Many members just tacked on the insert without taking the time to trim it to the correct size and the insert looked like it was just slapped onto the frontpiece. (Years ago, the company insert was held in by small brass screws, then to the cotter pin).

 

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