Last edited by rbminis; 09-14-2014 at 06:16 PM. Reason: Edited title to use correct German terminology.
Does look a bit odd ..... denazified with a power drill??????
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
I think that's what they did
The yellow dust around the de nazified swastika is identical to that shown on a badge in the last week or two (Panzerkampfabzeichen???) that was mooted to have been shot through with a bullet in exactly the same area, so there is a link to the two only I can't find the other thread now!
The makers mark looks weak on this GAB, and as already mentioned, the catch is a previously unknown type and the lack of detail on the oakleaves, the 'Dotted' pattern seen on originals (below) is missing, makes me call this one bad.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Definately a "wrong 'un" for me but as you say it came with other items so as long as it didn't boost the cost of the lot then it can live happily in the "little box of horror" we all have and can serve as reference material!
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."