During the Finnish Winter War, the cold temperatures forced many soldiers to tear out the helmet's liner so the ushanka, or fur hat, would fit under the metal shell. The M-36 was also fitted with a comb on top, which allowed for ventilation. Blockaded Leningrad made air-defence steel helmet, British Mk1 helmet's type, but not the same. There is an ink stamp inside with crossed cannons and a 56 which is probably the date that it was refitted. The liner consisted of three cloth or oilcloth pads connected with a cotton drawstring for size adjustment. The Ssh-39 has only 3 external rivets, one on each side, and one in the back, all placed high on the crown of the helmet.
Both proved expensive for war production, and suffered from the disadvantage that cold weather headdress could not be worn beneath the helmet to offset the ravages of the extreme Russian winter. However knowing Russian character it is possible to assume, that there were also exceptions of a rule. Consent to process your personal data is for an indefinite term, but may be recalled by you all it takes is your request to Stalingrad Front. Also these helmets were often found dug up at the battlefield p. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program. On the upper part of the helmet there was a comb which served as a firm rib and covered an air hole this element was obviously borrowed from an Adrian helmet. When collecting Soviet militaria, having at least a rudimentary understanding of Cyrillic is essential! Some of the other members here have very good information on helmets, mine was gained from selling a few I found in Romania to other collectors.
Our store is located in Parker, Colorado at S. Shvartz, and began production in 1936. The Ssh39 originally was issued with an eight fingered leather liner, which like the M36 leather liners did not hold up well in service. Due to this fact, these two helmets were different from one another in a liner attachment, specifically in the number of clenches attaching the liner to the helmet. We offer this blog as a resource for fellow collectors or anyone looking for information on a specific item. Examples we have examined and the example featured here tend to have cloth liners with an oilcloth sweatband.
After that all helmets came back to the factory stock. To answer the question about collector following, I think all Soviet pre war and wartime helmets have a very good following. All seams are gone on the liner, as well as the softening pads under it. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering. All dated, beginning of 50's 1950-1955. Personal data is any information that refers to you as a personal data owner full name, date of birth, city of residence, contact phone number, e-mail address, occupation etc. Helmet with very rare yellow liner.
The later Ssh-40 helmet has six rivets, all near the bottom of the helmet. Tomorrow I necessarily shall show the helmets with a star. In the inner part of each toongue there was a cotton damping pad. Probably one from first produktion series. Today, we examine the next model of Soviet helmet, the Ssh-39 stalnoy shlem , or Steel Helmet, Model 1939.
The liner was removed for cleaning and then was professionally installed back. But a problem is available in sending a helmet from Russia. The helmet has storage wear only and some minor surface rust. Our items are offered for historical, educational, reference, or collecting value only. In the inner side of the helmet, in the back of the head near lower lip there was a stamp of the manufacturing plant, the year of manufacture and a size stamp. The helmet has traces of use both on the paint and on the. If you are interested in selling to us, please contact us at 303-841-1933 or.
The helmet also has a hand stenciled Soviet Star, which is correct until they were phased out in 1941. On a forehead part there was a five-pointed star contour painted in red color. Helmet was probably captured by an American soldier, barely visible stamp. This helmet is unique as it has the high rivets on the exterior of the helmet setting it apart from later helmets. The ssh40 was the last helmet used by the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War. That is a great example, Sergy.
Rant helmet was painted on white color to be more visible and easily recognizable at night. Customs rules forbid it to make. The helmets were produced, then approved by Russian army, and were not accepted. The chinstrap was cloth and connected to d-rings on each side of the shell by tabs. Leaving your personal data you agree its processing. We've saved your previous policies, so you can always switch back.
The size of a star have been established. The worst part being a one inch tear in the canvas liner and about a half inch worn spot on the Graylex sweatband. Indeed, this same general design of helmet stayed in service for the next 29 years. The helmet pictured here is an exceptional example of an all original Ssh39 with original cloth liner and cloth chinstrap, made at Lysva in 1941. Ssh39 helmets will be found both with and without the frontal red star.
However the size of a star was identical. The next liner was similar in pattern, but was made of a theroformed paperboard. Poor quality shell with sloping edges. We have few helmets in same condition. It retains the majority of its original green paint, and has a typical stenciled hammer and sickle inside a red star on the front.