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Iron Cross Real or Fake?

Article about: Here is a Iron Cross I have an opportunity to purchase. Looks real maker mark 20. Three layer construction. But I have read most Iron Crosses had a wider pin. Need assistance fast since I am

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    Here is a Iron Cross I have an opportunity to purchase. Looks real maker mark 20. Three layer construction. But I have read most Iron Crosses had a wider pin.

    Need assistance fast since I am supposed to do the transaction on Sat.
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    Last edited by groserm; 03-11-2010 at 03:48 AM. Reason: Poor Pictures

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    Here is the other one that is for sale.
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    Hi groserm,

    Both crosses are good, genuine wartime crosses.

    The first is a standard '20' marked Zimmermann, and the pin is typical of this maker.

    The second is an early unmarked Deumer with a Zimmermann style pin, more than likely this is copper plated ferrous core as opposed to a solid brass core (common among these pieces).

    Can't tell you much about the EK2 from that picture alone.

    Regards - Danny

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    Both look good to me too. Danny's the "EK master",what he don't know ain't worth knowing IMO. Stewy S

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    Quote by Stewy S View Post
    Both look good to me too. Danny's the "EK master",what he don't know ain't worth knowing IMO. Stewy S
    I second that Stewy ! His knowledge is amazing !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    hi peeps and stewy just kidding

    both ek1 are fine guys nice crosses
    ek2 is iffy and i dont like it not even from that picture

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    Thanks Danny, Stewy, jdubbel, Nick.

    I wish I found this site a month ago. I am new at collecting. Made some big mistakes. Stewy helped me from making a big one the other day. Finally got some books on collecting WW2 militaria. But it is nice being able to get infomation from knowledgeable collectors as yourselfs.

    Thanks,

    Rick

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    I like the wear on the scond one is it still for sale??

    Rgds Jan

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    Thanks again to everyone that posted. I ended up purchasing both Iron Crosses this morning.

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