Sorry, I messed up the second and third pictures. Here there are in bigger size.
Better images will be needed in order for the experts to evaluate this piece. Post closeup, in focus photos of front and back
including images of the pin, catch and hinge.
Hi, for me this is a fake. The reverse shows flaws from being a cast copy and the front details are very weak, again indicating a cast from an original. A thumbs down from me. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Sorry Martin, I don't have more or better pictures but I do believe it's on purpose for the seller in order not to show much details...
Thank you Leon for your confirmation.
Don't worry about the pic's mate. Leon's right, it's an awful cast copy of the 2nd pattern Schwerin U-Boot Frontspange.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.