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Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe - fake or not ??

Article about: Ladies and Gents, I would really appreciate any opinions on this Luftwaffe Flak Badge. I have some doubts myself but I am not sure as it feels like a good badge. My problem is: Additional ro

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    Ladies and Gents,

    I would really appreciate any opinions on this Luftwaffe Flak Badge. I have some doubts myself but I am not sure as it feels like a good badge. My problem is:
    Additional row of rivets on base of gun.
    Additional roundel next to breech of gun
    No hole between base of gun and wreath usually only Assman and GB badges, I don't think this is either.
    The catch does not look right to me.

    Thanks very much
    Last edited by Adrian; 11-04-2012 at 04:07 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Default Re: Luftwaffe Flak Badge - fake or not ??

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    The thickness of the badge would also be of concern to me along with the things you point out.

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    Hello mate,

    This is a well known fake that's been doing the rounds for a few years now. It's known as the "Claw Foot" fake, and can be found trying to masquerade as various marked makers such as BNL, Weidmann, S&L, Junker and unmarked examples such as the one you show.

    There are different rear set ups found, wide pin, needle pin, hinges and catches also vary, but it is a relatively easy fake to spot if the specific points that you and Adrian have already addressed are taken note of.

    Regards, Ned.
    Last edited by big ned; 11-04-2012 at 06:10 PM.
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    Default Re: Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe - fake or not ??

    Thanks Ned, I was looking at it via my phone so couldn't be sure about it being the 'Claw Foot' fake.

    A search on the forum will bring up similar fakes as they've been posted before.

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    Default Re: Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe - fake or not ??

    Thanks very much - that's was a close one. Very much appreciate your comments

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