Forgot to say...
The cross is 3 piece constructed so that's okay I guess... :-)
Maker '23' is - Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Heereshedarf darf In der Graveur-u. Ziseleurinnung. The core is from Meybauer and looks fine, I don't believe it has had a re-paint.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
There is useful a maker list at the top of this forum if ever you need to identify a number again.
Yes I agree the core on this one looks painted
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem