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Yet another US M1917, this one is complete with the liner and chinstrap, and marked "ZJ 222".

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Another US M1917, marked "ZC 52". This one has the liner but missing the chinstrap. Overall very nice shape though. 

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Here is another M1917, this one marked "YJ 152", it is complete with the liner and chinstrap, also has a hand painted insignia of the the U.S. 1st division, with an engineering castle in red. 

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Here is another one of my M1917 helmets. This one marked "YJ 146". This one has the liner intact, however the chinstrap has come apart from the liner housing, but overall nice shape. 

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Here is another M1917, this one marked "ZD 177", it has the liner, however the chinstrap has broken off, overall nice shape. 

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Here is yet another M1917, this one marked "ZE 59", on the exterior is a painted insignia for the the U.S. 128th MG Battalion/35th division. 

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I'm working on posting more helmet code pictures, as you can see by the pile below, it takes some time.

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Here is another M1917, marked "ZC 191"It lacks the liner and chinstrap, but you can see the wool pad that was fixed to the copper rivet which held the leather straps for the helmet liner. On the outside front of the helmet is the painted insignia for the US first army. 

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Here is another M1917, marked "ZD 195", this helmet also lacks the chinstrap and liner. Wool pad is present with the copper rivet in the dome of the helmet. 

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Yet another M1917, marked "YJ 150" This helmet has been poorly refurbished, with a cheaply made liner and bad paint job, possibly done before the release of credible reproductions were available. 

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Here we have a US M1917, marked "UC 319" This helmet is complete with the liner, chinstrap and padding. 

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Here we have a US M1917 helmet marked ZD75  has no liner but shell is in good condition.

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On 28/06/2019 at 14:39, Gildwiller1918 said:

 

These X numbered helmets are thought to be from the first experimental lots made in the summer of 1917.

 

XH helmets are not from the experimental lots.  Steel company X supplied sheets directly to pressing company H, and used a unique system of letters to denote steel heats.

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Thanks for the new information on XH helmets, your never to old to learn something new.

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