This thread is open to one and all that would like to share there Spanish Model 42's/79 and or Variations of or share information in regards to these helmets and there components .
I have had this Modelo Z for a number of years and I have been busy doing a little reading up on the different variations to the liners and the paint schemes that were applied to the shell .
I am of the opinion that this particular modelo is an earlier variation due to the brass liner retention rivets and raised brass air vent grommets as apposed to the flattened down steel rivets and raised steel vents and or the post 1979 straight on drilled holes for the vents that are found on later produced models the chinstrap IMO is original to the helmet and un-altered.
The liner as well appears to be of the earlier original three tongue variation as apposed to the reworked web style liners of post 1979 as to the grey color on the exterior of the helmet body there as far as I know are two lines of thinking about the application of this color they were either issued and used by the Gaurdia Civil and or the Navy.
Further reading suggests that if the have been painted grey in side and out that they were factory produced and painted for service in the Gaurdi Civil and if the paint has only been applied on the exterior of the helmet body they are a repainted army helmet that were then reissued out to the Navy.
Now as I am trying to properly classify this particular helmet for my collection and get all of the details right I would appreciate some further input from you gents on the subject .