I can't say to be honest, but they were very heavily reproduced. World Wide Arms (amongst others) sold similar ones to this as reproductions.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
Hi Debbie welcome to the forum....I have to echo Harrys thoughts also..as more of these were reproduced..than ever originally distributed during the period. Hard to say about the ID disk you posted. Some of our ID disk collectors will be along shortly to answer any questions you may have. The disk forum you are in is loaded with many threads concerning this topic also. Enjoy your stay..and be patient ..someone will be along shortly. Regards Larry
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I am NO expert but as a rule these were very well made and the stamping quite accurate and crisp. I cannot believe crooked numbers would ever have been acceptable under the strict regime of the time!
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