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General Assault Badge in Bronze?

Article about: Hey guys, Was the General Assault Badge ever issued in a mint bronze version? I have never heard of this. I thought they were all silver...could be a phoney I guess. Here are some pics:

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    Hey guys,
    Was the General Assault Badge ever issued in a mint bronze version? I have never heard of this. I thought they were all silver...could be a phoney I guess.
    Here are some pics:
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    Hi, they were all silver. I would say the one you show is toned silver. I am not 100% sure it is actually original. I will leave that one to the specialists.

    However, having said that, I know my forum friend Bob Hritz acquired one with a bronze finish from a US Veteran. He summised this was either: a prototype, or a factory error or a badge made for sale as a very early postwar GI souvenir item.

    But there was never an officially made grade in bronze.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    It looks like a correct JFS badge with the typical scooped back and riveted pin assembly. The pin components - like the rivet plates -could be brass alloy and hence have a dull bronze tinge in the photo. Otherwise, right, the badge is silver - or should be.

    I'm not aware of the state of fakes of this maker's badges. So, as stated, authenticity must be determined by another.

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    Hi all
    The GAB was never produced as bronze grade, that's for sure!
    and by the way....the example you post here is a known fake.....becareful!!

    Eric

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    Hi Eric, thanks for confirming my suspictions on this one. I never give an opinion unless I am 100% certain in my own mind. I had a doubt about this one.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi there,sorry it's a total fantasy piece. As the boys said there was only a GAB,no bronze. Josef Felix Sohne (JFS) only made numbered GAB's. Stewy

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    fake example from HEUKEMES book
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    Hi Ade.
    No problem....we need to learn from each other!

    Hi Pierre
    That's what I am talking about
    This example is based on the fake section of Frank's GAB book

    Cheers
    Eric

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