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    Another U-Boot Clasp for Review

    It seems to be a lot of U-Boot Clasps for review recently. So, here is my Item.
    This is the first type of the clasp, I think in Bronze. There are some traces on the back side. Definitely, needle does not fit this type.
    My question: is this the original clap with modified needle or is the whole piece a post-war reproduction?
    Thank you in advance for your comments.
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    #2
    IMO this is an original bronze first pattern clasp that has a replaced catch and pin.

    This happens, somebody removes the hardware to put in a display most probably, it sells for far less than a complete piece and eventually somebody with some skills replaces the missing hardware.

    I still like it in a collection discounted for the repairs.

    John

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      #3
      Original here:
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        #4
        I am not sure if it is just the pin that has been replaced. Maybe.

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          #5
          Thank you very much for your comments and the additional photo.
          I think, you may be right, catch seems to be original. I wanted to add two photos to tis message, but somehow I was not able place the attachments. Hopefully, I will be more successful tomorrow.
          Just to give more info about this clasp: hinge is non-magnetic, pin and catch are made of steel.
          It looks like one of the previous owners was lucky to have a spare pin and was capable to repair the item.

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            #6
            Here are the photos of the catch.
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              #7
              The photos are too small, but I agree that so far it looks like an original 1st pattern clasp with a replaced main pin and original catch.

              Best regards,
              ---Norm

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                #8
                Thank you very much for your opinion, Norm. I am glad to know that the main body of he badge is original.

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