11-15-2013 06:01 PM
Great condition. The 'Broken Stem' Infanterie Sturmabzeichen has many different rear set ups, but this is a more uncommon one I think, with the rectangular catch plate. Collecting all of the known versions of this badge will keep you busy for a long time, but this one's a good start.
'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.
Thanks you for the information too.
Well if that's a good start, then I'm more times. Then at least I'm busy.
Nice find & great pics too Mike
Hi , that's a nice award in great condition. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
I agree with the others, you have acquired a very nice Broken Stem example with the rectangular shaped catch plate...Congrats on finding such a nice example...
As Ned states, the Broken Stem variants feature several different hardware set ups, including the so-called "Pforzheim-P Catch and a Screw-Back example.
Most of the Broken Stem IAB's are a true Flat backs, but there are some that have a concave or recess to the reverse of the k98k. The recess size and shape is basically random and noticeable variation can be seen between these recessed examples.
Best Regards, fischer