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Crank Catch Aurich

Article about: Hi guys, yet another newbie for me, this also arrived, a very nice crank catch Heer by Hermann Aurich dated 1943. I already have a denazified 43 crank catch and a very nice 1942 crank catch,

  1. #11

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    Hi Rob, just had a look at both my HA's markings with an eyeglass & it looks like the 3 in the 43 lays over the top of a 2. Probably they didn't want to waste money making new dies; but just retooled the old ones with the new date. Are yours the same?, Cheers, Richard.


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  3. #12

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    Hey Richard! I'll have to have a look. Off hand, I don't think mine is like that....but I'll give it the go over!
    Cheers!
    Rob

  4. #13

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    Hi Rob, I've just looked at the photo's of Bens that at the top of the tread & it's same as mine with the 3 over the top of the 2. You can just see the bottom part of the 2 poking out beyond the 3, cheers, Richard.

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    Hey Richard...yeah man: I think you're right.....mine is also like that! Here's the best closeup I could get! Very cool ... I had not noticed that before!
    Cheers!
    Rob
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  6. #15

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    Hi Rob, Nice one. I noticed it because I was going cross eyed trying to figure out if it was a 2 or a 3 and of course it's both!!! I wonder if all the HA '43 dated buckles are like that, Cheers, Richard.

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    Good question....not sure if they are all like that! (all the 43's anyways! )

    Cheers!
    Rob

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    Be interesting to see if any other members have examples of both styles, Cheers, Richard.

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