Looks very nice, interesting how the core has shifted to place the '1939' up against the frame...maybe this is typical of a Friedrich Orth?
Cross and case are nice, textbook.
Date not perfectly centered could happen with some other manufacturers. I don't know if really typical for Orth.
Excellent piece! William
I like it alot, I am looking for a nice Orth too !
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
It's a nice set! Notice the 'pimple' in the middle of the top edge between the beading and the flat part of the frame. Common to see from Orth, it's where the suspension ring would've been located if the frame had been used on an EK2.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Thanks for the replies guys, glad its a good peice. Been researching before I bought. So many fakes out there its not funny, good to get positive feedback though