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Article about: Hey Nick, you got an awesome LS collection there! I've been trying to read up on the 40 yr service medal, all I could find on other forums were people questioning the "cutout" type

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    Hey guys, here is my 4 year and 12 year service medals. Is it possible to tell a maker for these kind of medals?
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    Congrats on two lovely examples of Heer Long Service awards

    Unfortunately it is impossible to tell who made them. These awards were never maker marked either

    You just need the 18 and 25 year now

    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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    Yep the 18 and 25 years are on the top of my wanted list
    I've seen a 40 years service medal with gilded oak leaves, where they ever given? It's hard to imagine 40 years in service?

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    Hi , yes there were certainly awarded!
    The Long Service Award was retroactive throughout a service member's career, encompassing Reichswehr service as well as service dating during and before World War I. As such, there were a handful of 40 year awards presented, even though the Third Reich itself existed for only twelve.

    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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    Great info Stickgrenade, thank you

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    Okay so I got hold of a 40 yr service medal and an 18 year service medal

    What do you think?

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    Very nice medals! Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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    Hi Volv

    They look really good to me!! I am not too acquainted with the 40 year device so you may need someone to check it out as they were heavily faked.

    Nice to see another Wehrmacht LS fan

    Nick
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