05-15-2014 03:10 AM
They're fine- I have no doubts that both are original. The first is Bau-Bataillon 234, originally 254, and yes, sometimes one does see a change like this- it might be that it was a rush job, farmed out to some local person who mistakenly marked a bunch of them '254' instead of '234' or something. There's no connection between the units, so it wasn't a formal change or anything like that and the numbers are identical so it was done, presumably, by the same person who did the original marking. So rather than wasting Heer property, he just corrected the mistake.
The other disc is Nachrichten-Ersatz-Abteilung 33- again a nice, typical original signals replacement detachment disc.
Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...
If they were high profile, 'sexy' units then there might be a worry but construction and signals replacement units are fairly run of the mill so not really worth the fakers time and effort to produce.
Thanks Glenn / Matt,
This is great. Really appreciate the feedback. After reading thru the threads trying to educate myself I started second guessing these
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)