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Star stamped into Ssch helmet peaks

Article about: Hi Guys I read somewhere that wartime production Ssch 39s and 40s have a small star stamped onto the helmet peak, could anyone confirm or deny this please? With thanks in anticipation Reg

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    Default Star stamped into Ssch helmet peaks

    Hi Guys

    I read somewhere that wartime production Ssch 39s and 40s have a small star stamped onto the helmet peak, could anyone confirm or deny this please?

    With thanks in anticipation

    Reg

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    It is a common feature, but not universal. It is visible on most all Ssh40 helmets and most all Ssh39s mass produced at LMZ once the liner type was standardized. However, Ssh39 made from 1939-1940 more often do not have the mark. Also, the mark is not found in ZKO made Ssh-39 with the standardized liner. I think the mark can also be found in helmets completed early postwar from wartime components as well. The mark is nice to find, but is not definitive.

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    Thanks Michael, much obliged for the info on that.

    Cheers
    Reg

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    Hi Reg,

    As Michael has mentioned re: star stamping....here are some pics from my helmets,the SSch-40 is lightly stamped but still there, this will give you a better idea of what to look for.

    Regards,Paul.

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    The star also seen on the postwar helmets.
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Thanks for the info Paul and Dimas, does the star actually mean anything?

    Cheers
    Reg

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