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Old 07-30-2019, 01:24 PM   #1
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Gentelmen, I could buy this badge, but I´m not really sure, if it is original, can you help please?

Thank you!

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Old 07-31-2019, 06:33 AM   #2
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Hi Ostmaerker,

Although it can be deceiving, that is an old reproduction with hand cutouts. Some of the problems are the poor obverse detail, cast surface, incorrect internal cutouts, incorrect maker mark and location, incorrect pin colour and tooling marks.

Proper f.o. u-boat badges can be seen here:

Here's another example of this reproduction attached.

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Old 08-02-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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I agree with Norm, very well made though.
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