Thanks for posting the reference pictures Ned and thanks Tom for taking the time to post the extra ones.
by big ned
In light of the younger more experienced eyes I must admit it is a nice quality and good looking badge so I will go with original.
The rivets still look as though they may have had a knock to tighten them up.
There is enough going for it in the detail. I do like these 2nd Pattern Assmann's ( I have never come across a first pattern one to add to my collection)
All the best
03-10-2015 07:22 PM
Doug, to be honest, the rivets were a concern to me too when I first saw the photos. Thanks for your input.
My pleasure Tom,
by StuG III
I'll have a scrat through my collection I am sure I have at least one of these knocking about and I'll compare the rivets to mine.
I always thought they should be nicely domed, hence me thinking it may have had a bang to tighten the eagle up?!
All the best
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