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Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

Article about: Hey guys, I wanted to see if I could get an opinion on this infantry badge I picked up awhile back at a militaria auction. Being a rookie collector, I'm still learning the ropes (thanks to t

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    Default Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    Hey guys,

    I wanted to see if I could get an opinion on this infantry badge I picked up awhile back at a militaria auction. Being a rookie collector, I'm still learning the ropes (thanks to this forum) but I know i've made a few mistake purchases in the past. At the time, I thought this was a Vienna unmarked badge but now I have my doubts. The hardware alone gives me concerns since I don't see that kind of hinge/tapered pin very often on this kind of badge. Also, I wasn't sure about the look of the eagle. The details on the front are rather good but its hard to tell from my bad camera. I still like the badge but I wanted to see if this could be original or should I continue to use this as a paper weight ..

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    Thanks again guys!

    Madman

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    Hi Mike,
    I've never seen reverse hardware like this on an original badge and it looks like a cast fake.

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    I sorta figured that but I figured I'd at least check. Rookie mistakes always hurt but at least it didn't hurt much in the wallet. Thanks so much .

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    I agree, a fake.

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    Heck I make them all the time, still, but will agree with Adrian, replica.

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    Mike, it's always best to post before you purchase. It saves you money and problems trying to get it back!

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    Indeed a fake with an interesting hardware set-up. Stewy

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    I agree with the others, it is a fake.

    The obverse is pretty close to an FLL or Friedrich Linden with some small incorrect details.
    As my Mate Stewy states, it has an interesting hardware set-up.

    Best Regards, fischer

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    Default Re: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen- Original or cool paper weight?

    Thanks for the input. I wanted to show this to you guys for quite awhile but I was pretty embarrassed. I really appreciate the replies. I learn something new everyday on here .

    Madman

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