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Soviet cap star circa 1947/1948

Article about: I think this is an M35 cap/visor star. It was neat and quite cheap, so I had to get one. I believe this is the type that could have been used in WW2 or perhaps shortly after. Quite common I

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    Default Soviet cap star circa 1947/1948

    I think this is a cap/visor star. It was neat and quite cheap, so I had to get one. I believe this is the type that could have been made late WW2 or perhaps shortly after. Quite common I believe, but still a fun little piece IMO for those who like Soviet stuff. Made of steel coated in brass, magnetic.

    Soviet cap star circa 1947/1948

    Soviet cap star circa 1947/1948

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    This one dates from the late 1940's.

    The M36 badges were two part.

    Still a nice original badge.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade. Is this still an M36 type, or does that make it a different one? I presume then 36 is the year?

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    Yes, 36 is the year. This is of course "collector speak" and not an official classification from the period. This one is not a 36.

    This type seems to have been introduced around 1947/1948.

    Richie did a little PDF file on cap stars. If he is happy, I will get it sent to you.

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    That would be great. Thanks Ade!

    I've updated the title for more accurate dating then.

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    This particular model was introduced in the early/mid 1950s, the exact year escapes me, and was used until 1964. The 1947 model star has similar arms to the 1936 and 1939 models.

    Somewhere in here: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/unifor...y-soviet-army/ is a generalized photo reference I made a number of years ago.
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    That helps a lot. Thanks Richie!

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