SS M43 Panzermütze

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wikinger59
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SS M43 Panzermütze

Post by wikinger59 » 08 May 2002 15:58

I just got a SS M43 Panzermütze which is supposedly a post 1946 Hollywood movie prop. Extremely well made with a metal SS skull.
The skull appears to be original as it is identical to an original skull I have had gotten in the early 50's. My question is the butttons on the cap. They have the SS runes circled by a leaf wreath. On the back of the buttons is "RZM" in a circle and "M51". Anyone know anything about these buttons: were they from another part of a SS uniform or are actually buttons that were on a hat? See link below:

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Marcus
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Post by Marcus » 08 May 2002 16:38

Welcome to the forum.

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Kent Berg
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Post by Kent Berg » 09 May 2002 02:39

Those buttons were worn on the SS formal black dress short dinner jacket, same style short dinner jacket that the Navy used, but theirs was darkblue or summer white, the ultra-rare SS black dinner jackets used these on the front.

wikinger59
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SS M43 Panzermütze

Post by wikinger59 » 09 May 2002 16:06

Thanks for the info. Makes me wonder if the movie prop people had a SS dinner jacket and took off the buttons and discarded the jacket.

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