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Aluminum Luftwaffe 2nd pattern cap eagle

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    Hi guys,

    I am not so experienced with these aluminum cap insignias, but I believe myself that this is a good original eagle with fairly good detail, but I'm never sure with things that are new to me. The eagle has clear shear marks on all its edges and is marked "FLL". I have tilted it carefully a bit upwards to have a look and it has brass-colored prongs attached to the reverse just like I've seen on original FLLs.

    This seems to be a later eagle IMO, because the leg of the eagle holding the swastika has been reinforced to avoid bending. This reinforcement is not present at the earlier FLLs marked "37", "37" meaning the year of the making of the die as I understand it.

    All input on this eagle is much appreciated! Thanks in advance guys.

    I could only get a decent photo of this insignia with flash.

    - Kenneth

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    Any members out there with some (or much) experience with these aluminum Luftwaffe eagles who could help me out with this particular cap eagle's authenticity? I just don't have any experience with them whatsoever

    I really need some help on this one guys.

    Much obliged,


    - Kenneth

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    Hi Kenneth, always tricky when not seeing the back of an item, as that oftens tells the full story.

    Do not take it off though!

    But so far, so good. Nothing obvious jumps out as looking bad.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Kenneth, always tricky when not seeing the back of an item, as that oftens tells the full story.

    Do not take it off though!

    But so far, so good. Nothing obvious jumps out as looking bad.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks for your reply Ade!

    - Kenneth

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    I have taken two closeup photos of the edge and reverse of the eagle. These are the only photos I can get of the reverse without forcing the eagle or removing it.

    The shear marks are consistent throughout but are most evident in the swastika-area on these photos due to the flash "whiting out" such fine details many places. IMO this is definitely not a cast piece, the consistent fine shear marks proves this.

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    - Kenneth

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    Thanks. Looks fine to me.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thank you once again Ade for your time and effort to help me! I believed all along that it was an original, but inexperienced as I am, I have trouble trusting my own judgment sometimes.


    - Kenneth

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Thanks. Looks fine to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
    As Ade says, definitely a good one............
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    As Ade says, definitely a good one............
    Thank you, Steve. I had no reason to doubt it really, but sometimes I get too paranoid for my own good.

    - Kenneth

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    Definitely,positively,absolutely good but....these threads on headgear-related topics oughta be posted in the right forum IMO!
    Cheers
    Manny

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