Fantastic job of restoring that beauty . It must have been a real PUCKER moment when you had to rebreak it.
It looks awesome and I would be proud to display that in my collection
Yeah, great work, although in the end, as you're the only who can see it up close, you will always be its harshest judge... I love restoring, always have. With some people, it's in your blood? I'd loved to do that same job, doing your best no to screw it up, and somehow pulling it off. When I start restoring something, I get totally obsessed with it... isn't it weird how you can get hung up on the slightest details, the most minute little things no one else but you can see, or probably cares about?
It's a great escape, that's for sure, and so is collecting militaria!
fantastic restoration work.