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2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

Article about: Hi i recently purchased this 2nd class bronze w/swords ostvolk medal, it came with a new ribbon(from a silver ostvolk) and a replacement suspention ring. the medal has a flat reverse and no

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    Default 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    Hi i recently purchased this 2nd class bronze w/swords ostvolk medal, it came with a new ribbon(from a silver ostvolk) and a replacement suspention ring. the medal has a flat reverse and no rope around the flower, ive seen these before and i noticed that all the ostvok medals that had the "no rope" design had the flat reverse. So i am wondering weather its an early war period design or a 57 version or just a fake. Its made of zinc and the weight is pretty much appropriate, still some residue of the bronze left.
    some ideas? Thanks!
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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    The medal itself looks fine and I believe these "no rope" versions are a makers variation.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    Adrians right. The medal is a good one. There is much discussion over these medals. It is said that the "ropeless" medals were an early, 1st pattern, short run issue.

    I dont believe there actually was a 57 version of this.

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    thanks guys!

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    Quote by Wolfspear View Post
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    I dont believe there actually was a 57 version of this.

    Nick
    You're right Nick. No swastika - no need for a re-issue.

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    I too have one of these variations. Nothing wrong with yours.

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    what was this medal awarded for?

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    what was this medal awarded for?
    Here is a link Obkrieger

    Ostvolk Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Default Re: 2nd class ostvolk in bronze with swords (flat reverse and no rope around the flower). wartime,57 or just a repro?

    Hi adolfzoid, this is my one with no ribbon...
    same type...


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