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Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe - Real or Fake?

Article about: Adrian said it excellent imo. It is for sure not a copy.It`s a badge attributed to the Company of Steinhauer & Lück and my opinion is going also to be a post war production as Adrian men

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    Adrian said it excellent imo.

    It is for sure not a copy.It`s a badge attributed to the Company of Steinhauer & Lück and my opinion is going also to be a post war production as Adrian mentioned.

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    Thanks Joe, it's one of those tricky badges to know what to do with, not an original but not fake.

    I guess if the price was low than it will be a keeper to fill a gap in a collection.

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    Yes it sometimes not easy with this S&L Fallschirmschützenabzeichen to spot the right production time!I think the eagle is made of "Cupal" and the wreath made of zinc.

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ID:	539005Hi and welcome AFRIKAKORPS! Here is my all zinc late war S&L for you to compare with,the differences are extremely subtle as have already been pointed out. Leon.
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    Looking at yours again Leon, I'm not sure if this one doesn't have the scrape on the pin as well...........

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    Looking at yours again Leon, I'm not sure if this one doesn't have the scrape on the pin as well...........
    I know what you mean,i've been looking quite closely at mine again too! The mark is "impressed" and not a scrape as such but i'm happy to be proven wrong. I will try and take a picture of it through a magnifying loop. Leon. UPDATE, this is the best I could get Adrian, the more I look at it the more I think you're right,which is a touch annoying if it is the case as it has been passed "fit for service" in two other threads!! Leon
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    Here's an example of the post war S&L 'scrape' close up, albeit on an APB, for comparison.

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    What is the concensus on this?

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    Thanks Ned,that's a great close up!! Under my loop the mark on my pin does not have "un-even" levels to it. It is more like an impression? Also there is no great depth to it,to be fair it looks more prominent on my pictures than it really is. I am not sure anymore as to whether mine is a period or post war S&L but it does not show these scrapes/lines that your great detailed picture shows? Thanks again Ned, much appreciated. Leon.
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    There are marks on the wartime made pins from S&L that are a shorter, rounder, oval dimple. The postwar scrape is a longer and thinner scrape mark. Unfortunately I think Leon's badge falls into this category.

    I must admit I called the badge good when it was posted initially but now looking closer I think I might have been wrong for which I apologise.

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    No need to apologise Adrian, you and the rest of the forum called it good! I am going to do a terrible thing and give the area of the pin a polish to see the depth/angle etc of the mark as it still does not show scrape like marks to me in hand. I will post a new picture of the area when it is cleaned. Thanks, Leon.
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