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#1 danielcwatkins

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:44 AM

Hey everyone!

Im a newbie and need help identifying this helmet! I was reading through the thread on identifying these helmets but ended up confused. Any help? The only stamping I see is ZR22 on the inside.

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#2 Torrey

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hello, Daniel - I have never seen a painted insignia like the one on your helmet, but the "ZR" code is that of an American manufacturer, while "22" indicates the batch number. Regards, Torrey

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

Agree with the above. Painted in the non reflective paint finish. Could it be Canadian in origin?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

Daniel

The helmet is US-made. You can tell by the single round rivet attaching the strap guide lug. Canadians used British-supplied helmets, which have a bifurcated rivet. So this is almost certainly an American sign.

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#5 danielcwatkins

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

Thank yall for the responses!

What should I do as far as preserving this helmet? The blue paint seems to be added after the C6. Was the color on the underside of the lip a different color than the outside? If not then I assume that would be a good place to look for the original coloring. If the blue color is original, then what was the blue helmets used for? Tankers? Armor troops?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:07 PM

I would hazzard a guess that is post war (1950's) civil defence colour scheme.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:53 AM

So would yall remove the blue color and try and get back to the original green?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

So would yall remove the blue color and try and get back to the original green?



Please forgive my late reply, I've only just re-joined this forum and got a lot of catching up to do after a 6 year gap......

It would be tricky to try and remove the blue paint unless it's starting to flake of, that way, all you need is a blunt tool and carefully pick the paint off.
If you go down the road of paint stripper, you would have to work on small area's at a time to make sure it doesn't attack the original pain underneath....

I restore helmets all the time for collectors & museums.

Hope this is of some use

Dickie