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Spange to the EK1 - real or replica

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    Hello, I got this from a Finnish militaria dealer at the MAX show in Pittsburgh. I have found conflicting information on this item. First, Snyder's Treasures has one listed exactly like the one I have, but it was sold so i could not get an idea of the value. Second, I read on some forum that due to the lack of a "/" between the "L" and the "21" it is a fake produced in France in the early 80's. Any input would be greatly appreciated, as I do not wish to keep any fakes, repo's, replicas or questionable items in my collection. Thanks.
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    I would say this is a replica, lets see what the others think first though.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    I think that may be a Floch fake, rounded eagles head, flat chest feathers, AND marked with L21.
    Not one I would like to own

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    Not original.

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    This is what I figured. Thanks for the input, I'll have to find a suitable end for this piece to prevent it from surfacing elswhere.

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    If it's the same as an item from Snyders then i'd be very suspicious, sorry.

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    Unfortunatley Snyders is know for selling fakes! I would advise extreme caution before purchasing anything from them

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    I used to own one of these.
    The above example is a definite fake..............!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I would put it in the bin

    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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    I did not realise that Snyders had a reputation! Like whats been said already, people use that site as a reference for their items. It goes to show that you cannot beat a good reference book and the knowledge of fellow collectors!

    An easy starting point would e to check the manufacturers code. L/21 did not produce this clasp. Armed with this knowledge, you can walk away immediately. I find it useful to have a notebook with me when looking around that has info like this in it.

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