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Help with Soviet Helmet

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    Hello, all!

    I got this from a local antique store from a local collector/ vendor who says he has had it since the early 1980s. He sold it to me for $25.

    Two of the three liner pads have a funky geometrical pattern on them... one does not. There is a star stamping under the front visor part of the helmet. At the rear of the helmet it is marked: 3 3510 (What I think are number threes could be Cyrillic letters...?). Unfortunately, the ink stamp is right where some rust decided to spring up.

    So! What do I have on my hands here?

    Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration!!

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    Of course I get excited any time I find a helmet big enough to fit my fat head... so of course I had to try it on!
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    Yes, I do walk around school or drive around in my car w helmets on sometimes...

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    Nice SSch40.

    The material for the pads is quite often found. My '42 dated example has them.

    Nice buy!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Sweet deal. I like it.

    My Czechoslovak re-issued shell has similar markings, star under the visor, and a serial number at the back.

    Nitram

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Nice SSch40.

    The material for the pads is quite often found. My '42 dated example has them.

    Nice buy!

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks for the quick reply! I know it may be impossible to tell with the ink stamp being rusted over... but could you venture to guess who made this helmet and when it was made? I heard that the vast majority of WWII vintage Soviet helmets were brought back to the factory and updated for Cold War use...

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    Really impossible to say for sure on a maker? Most likely a post war refurb.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    As long as the helmet itself is WWII vintage, I'm thrilled!

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply! I know it may be impossible to tell with the ink stamp being rusted over... but could you venture to guess who made this helmet and when it was made? I heard that the vast majority of WWII vintage Soviet helmets were brought back to the factory and updated for Cold War use...
    Hi ,

    This type of chinstrap (green bottle) is used exclusively by the LMZ factory .
    It seems that the stamp is deliberately obscured, however we recognize a spidermarking probably dated 1948.

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    Looks good Giz. Our first SSch40 just happen to arrived just today as well!

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    Quote by MySonsDad View Post
    Looks good Giz. Our first SSch40 just happen to arrived just today as well!
    Sounds great, can't wait to see it!

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Sounds great, can't wait to see it!
    I'll snap a couple of photos in the morning and post......

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