Thanks FB and CarlSSon for the additional information on VA Assman Codes
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-24-2014 at 02:03 PM.
Illustrated here ; the firm of Zimmermann had some eagles made to fulfill their RZM- and " direct " SS 1942 contract simultaneously ..
The firm of Deschler , so very well known for their M1/52 RZM code , recieved their own SS contract as well ( just skulls ) - resulting in the marking 254/42 .
These were made in Cupal only ( ! ) , like the 499/42 eagles , and both are very hard to find .
I still wonder what could have caused such a very LATE demand for Cupal insignia ( zinc would be the norm in 1942 ! ) , so perhaps a special order for black visors in the Germanic SS .. ?
Last edited by Winkelman; 02-25-2014 at 02:44 AM.
the 254/42 is a very desirable object, It is in fact the only one I've never owned.
Last edited by carlsson1982; 02-25-2014 at 11:58 AM.
A picture showing for the first time ever together
both of the Deschler 254/42 variations for the direct SS contract = with straight soldered pins + with disc feet .
Considering the extreme rarity of this particular type , I do not think such a picture has been made or published before .
But - at the risk of being branded a " Skull savant " , I would like to mention that none of my skulls were ever harmed in the process , by being removed from a visor .. !
Last edited by Winkelman; 02-25-2014 at 10:20 AM.
The obverse of both of these late Cupal 254/42 Deschlers -
how pleasantly obvious it must be by now ,
to recognize original Deschler skulls ,
be it marked either way -
for those who have once taken the effort to study .. ?