I have seen one other black badge by F&BL marked this way so I am guessing it is a more unusual piece.
The badges by this maker are normally marked up with a 116 on the back of the helmet, an L/56 in large font at the back of the area between the sword blades and one like yours with the L/56 in small font with the pin marked 116.
It's in nice condition as well.
All the best
its a nice one.
A first for me. I've seen an L/56 mark and a 116 mark together on the same badge, let alone 116 marked on the pin.
An interesting badge ! Makes me want to check
mine over thoroughly with a loupe.........
Steve, I am curious as well.. Hope ya get lucky... G
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