I see nothing wrong with it. Hard to say exactly What it was once mounted on, but the story could just as easily be right. I wouldn't spend your kid's college fund on it,though.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I think it would be more like a desk eagle from the mount on the bottom but all comes down to how big it is ?
Beautiful J.Pabst desk eagle in bronze, far scarcer than the Nuremberg eagles, far scarcer than the zink or potmetal versions,- top shelf piece. (photos courtesy Frank Lacina)
Thanks everyone for help