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Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, odd mark on ring

Article about: I have this Imperial Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse There is a maker mark on the ring which I cannot decipher. It kind of looks like an L and something else. Any help appreciated.

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    Default Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, odd mark on ring

    I have this Imperial Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    There is a maker mark on the ring which I cannot decipher. It kind of looks like an L and something else. Any help appreciated.
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    Roger...It will be "L W" a known mark, unknown maker......just a mis-strike by the maker, a Friday afternoon cross !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    That was my first though too Steve so I compared it to my 'L W' and Roger's cross has a different frame and core.......
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    Adrian, agreed ! it was ten past a ridiculous hour (7.10 am) when I posted, still asleep !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    could it be a ww2 stamped ring on a ww1 ek2 possibly L/11 for Wilhelm Deumer Ludenscheid, Postfach

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    Quote by kingtigertank View Post
    could it be a ww2 stamped ring on a ww1 ek2 possibly L/11 for Wilhelm Deumer Ludenscheid, Postfach
    Good theory but Deumer's L/11 mark is quite different to this. They used an incuse stamp.

    Steve, I know exactly how that feels and sometimes post before I've even had coffee. I like to live on the edge you know..........

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    Here is an L W marked cross that looks to me like a match to the one posted.

    I lifted these images off another forum, hopefully everyone is cool with this.
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    I received another EK2, marked 'K', today. It looks very close to the one I have started this thread with, with the odd mark. I post them here for comparison.

    'K' on the left, unknown on the right
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    And now that I blow it up, I can see a big difference in the '3' in 1813. Back to the drawing board.

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