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    Hello, i spotted this cross and thought it unusual, seller says it is slightly bigger and heavier than a standard cross, with the ribbon retainer attached to a small lug projecting from the upper arm. Also it is maker marked but hard to read.

    Is it a rare variant?

    Cheers

    Rory
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    I was wondering if it matched my 'odd date' unknown EK2

    Nick
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    Hi Rory,

    It looks like a good Deschler to me.

    They have the 'hump' (and very distinctive one at that - notice the 'hole' in the reverse of it) and they are usually a little heavier than other standard crosses.

    Regards - Danny


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    That is one odd date Nick! Havent seen it before, thanks for showing.

    And cheers Danny just never seen a hole as deep as it before i have a hole on one of my crosses but more shallow.

    Cheers

    Rory
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    Rory,
    That mark you show is for jump ring placement, not actually a hole at all.
    But the one on the Deschler is actually a hole through one entire side of the frame hump.

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    Ah get you now Danny, on my cross is it just that it wasnt soldered on properly? in a rush type job

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    Rory, the cross you have shown with the ring placement marking is a Souval...
    If I remember correctly, these are commonly found with the jump ring only soldered on one side.

    Regards - Danny

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    Yes souval Danny, cheers for that i get you now

    Cheers

    Rory

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    Danny is absolutely correct, the first cross is a Deschler and Souval crosses only had the suspension ring soldered onto one side of the frame, usually the front.

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