Not a good one .
Thank you for the reply. What is present in the photos that gives the eagle away as not a good one?
For one - Extremely poor casting..........
I recently looked at one of these trolley car eagles that was very similar to yours. Casting and detail looks very similar. I deemed mine a fake with the help of the boys on here. Big Ned, JR from Meda Militaria & John from German War Booty are also good sources. Agree with Steve my braddha to the north this one looks post war repro. Sorry to say but not good.
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The coarseness and the porosity of the metal alone shows that it was very poorly cast. The mounting lugs are just globs and totally un-usable. I am quite sorry to see that you have already purchased this item as it is an absolute fake. Is it possible to return it?
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Agreed, the mounting lugs jumped out to me as a red flag instantly.
hope you get your money back.
I checked with the guy I purchased the eagle from and he is giving me a refund. I appreciate all of the help, I know now what to look for in the future.
Oak leaves seems going in the wrong way.
From the eagle to the back.