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German Feldgendermerie Gorget Help

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    Hi All, I dont know much about gorgets besides that I really want one, I know they make fakes but I have no idea how to tell, can you look at this one for me and based on the only photos I have give your best opinion on this one? Im nervous about getting burned, thank you.
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    Hard to see any details on the eagle from these shots, but it looks OK. Typical dark finish found on Assmann gorgets.

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    Looks OK to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Would be useful to see a closeup of the eagle. From these photos it looks OK but I understand your concern as I agonised in a similar fashion before finally buying my own gorget.

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    a item heavly faked in the 70s,so I am not sure.

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    Thanks guys, glenn I love that display as much as you love showing it off haha, so are their any tell tale signs between a fake 70's version and a real one? Something must give away a fake, is the eagle and wording non magnetic zinc on the fake ones? Correct me if im wrong about what is suppose to be non magnetic or vice versa,

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    Original Assmann Feldgendarmerie Gorgets have a magnetic steel plate, but the eagle is a non-magnetic alloy ( Zinc I think).

    The best quality fake Assmann's came from the Czech Republic a few years ago and are still often seen offered as real. There are several tell tale faults with them though, including the design of the eagle ( specifically the head/chest area) and the wreath around the swastika.
    Don't see any of the obvious errors with this one and would be fairly confident that its a good one.

    Here is my original Assmann for comparison
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    Ok thank you, I mentioned to the person selling it that I was thinking about it and concerned over an item like this being real, I mentioned about a return policy and he told me he sold it 5 minutes ago, whether or not he truly sold it or was offended beats me, it was only 695obo which is low for these I believe, but I have learned a bit more, so its back to hunting! Thanks again guys!

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    $695 would have been a good price if it had turned out to be original. With the Czech fakes I believe the wreath around the swastika is 'fatter' compared to an original which is why clear, closeup shots are vital.

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    Just curious...do these still Glow at all anymore or has their Radium finally gone weak and petered out? Have you ever tried them in the sun for a few minutes?
    William

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