Lacks detail imo but wait for experts
Looking for following WWII German items:
- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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I have never seen or heard of a Schwerin U-Boat badge with a horizontal pin. Never existed, as far as I've ever known.
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Hi, the details look poor to me and there is pitting to the reverse which suggests a cast copy. I do not like the hinge either, has a very messy small pin holding the larger pin in place. Leon.
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I agree with all the comments. Without doubt a cast reproduction of a Schwerin with the wrong pin system installed as well.
thank you very much everyone for your comments
It is a bad fake and as has mentioned the pin system is not even correct among other things (swastika, details, maker mark). Here is my example with flat C catch for a comparison.