Trying to be an S&L but not quite there. Here's a bronze & silver S&L. Stewy
in my opinion an original so called soft scooped vienna design IAB made by an unknown maker.
Here is my example for comparision.
I agree with Sven, the badge you show is an unknown original referred to as a Vienna Design with semi-hollow rifle and Block hinge hardware. The descriptive name derives from the obverse design that is very similar to the know Wien or Vienna makers; F. Orth, GR&Co., W. Hobacher and R. Souval.
The example that Sven shows differs only in the hardware set up; his has a sheet metal hinge and a circular shaped catch plate.
Here is my block hinge example with the directly soldered "?" style catch for comparison.
Best Regards, fischer
PS> These are not as prevalent as the Souval example you posted and if you can secure this one for a good price, I would grab it.
And here it is one of mine which has the hinge soldered in a lower position than yours and it has a "rounded" pin instead pointed.
Crikey, has GCA burned down or somethin'...???
Great to see you guy's onboard, what a scoop!
'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.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.