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Fallschirmschützenabzeichen Badge, opinions?

Article about: Hi guys, I have seen this paratrooper badge for sale, I have gone through Tom Durante s book and do not seem to get a match. Maybe because it s a fake one?

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    Default Fallschirmschützenabzeichen Badge, opinions?

    Hi guys, I have seen this paratrooper badge for sale, I have gone through Tom Durante s book and do not seem to get a match. Maybe because it s a fake one?
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    Looks like a lead badge I had some years ago.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hello Juan
    it looks like a cast copy of a Meybauer badge.
    I will have to check my database tonight if no one else has commented

    All the best
    Doug

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    Thanks Doug, not much hope on this one, guess I am learning to develop a fake instinct

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    It's as Doug says, a fake based on the Meybauer design. The wreath is a very accurate copy of the distinctive original type used by them, and the eagles head is also a match for their's as well, but then it starts to fall apart.

    The Meybauer eagle was unique in the fact it had only 2 clawed toes, this one has 3. Turning the badge over the hardware is glaringly incorrect, being more Juncker based. Meybauer Luft Para's were only ever made in zinc, eagle and wreath, but this one appears to be from another material. the hinge, pin, catch and rivets are all wrong, as is the spurious 'O' mark stamped on the eagle. Let it go Juan!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
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    Hi, not a good one as the others have pointed out. The "O" mark is an attempt to show an ejector mark, but it is so deep that it is clearly a part of the intended design of the badge, that is made to deceive. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Hi guys, not a problemo, guess this one will be useful as a reference within the garbage section of this forum. No need to mention that this gets a big PASS

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