Last edited by rbminis; 12-25-2015 at 06:21 PM. Reason: Edited to orient photos correctly.
Merry Christmas elia...thanks for posting..wait for the medal and award guys to chime in. It may be a little slow today because of the holiday...but guaranteed you will get an answer concerning your medal. Be patient. Best Regards Larry
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Thx Larry Don t worry, there ain t no hurry for me
I believe this is a silver example by Bruder, Schneider A.D. (BSW) with lots of patina.
You can still make out the maker's mark.
P.S. I have rotated your photos to make them easier to see.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Thx for your comment! I ve seen the maker's mark but I couldn t identify him... and thx for rotating the pics... had no idea how to do that
can confirm original.
I agree with Ralph...A BSW example that was poorly stored or ground dug.
The missing hinge was a sheet metal type with the corners trimmed off at an angle.
This variant usually displays a "W" recessed in the center of the swastika...an unintentional die flaw produced during the manufacturing process IMO.
Best regards, fischer
Thank you very much guys and thx fisher for your thourough analysis.
Wish all a good day!
Yep, I agree with all the comments above,
Here is what the maker mark looks like. Once you see it clearly you will recognise it easily when it isn't clear.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
Thx to all of you guys!