I think best photos are needed to see more detail Red Star and scratches,
with pictures without flash and natural light.
I will try to photograph those details when it comes to my house.
thank you for posting. this certainly gives the subject helmet more credibility.
I think if this ssh39 cleaned with a damp cloth, it will resemble another helmet with fake red star.
Why if a helmet is dirty and rusty helmet is a true ?. The red star is the same and you do not know who is the manufacturer.
Does the red star was different according to the manufacturer?
I have seen autentics German helmets with the same wear in the paint and decals intact. I see no scratch in the paint surrounding the red star. If someone sees it, point to a circle the scratch, please.
I mean scratches, no stains or discoloration in the paint.
I guess Ebay molds are made by the authentic red stars are very similar, no one manufactures a replica that does not look like an original.What it makes me think that this type of star is the most made by the Russian army at the time.
With these red stars seems that everything is conjecture, are there books that explain these red stars?.
No one has referred to some book in the rates of red stars that they used in the beginning of the war are described. Are not there books about this?.
With a minimum of research ( period pics or collection) you can see that there are many different stars.
When the helmet which I put the photo and the Blue Bull added , it is perfectly authentic (ZKO factory).
For information Red October factory produces the Ssh 39 only in 1940.