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  1. Great looking badges John! Your scanner is laudatory too.
  2. Now that is interesting, I know where I can buy an HJ Grip Diamond, but I am unsure if the pins on the back of the badge would match up with the configuration on this grip. I'll take some photos and let you know!
  3. My newest acquisition M1874 McKeever Ammo Pouch

    Hi Joel, the 16 could be for the 16th Regiment as they did fight in the Indian Wars (and they're one of the few continuous Federal Units in US Army history), but it's hard to say for sure without a state mark if it could be a Militia unit too. I have a Trapdoor that was issued to a Nebraska Cavalry unit which was Federalized in the late 1880's.
  4. I'm not a fan of the maker mark, it has the wrong font of known war time S&L Crosses. I am no expert regarding the crosses themselves (I'm much better with badges) , but maker marks are a lot easier to fake. I'd be curious what Jim says. Of note, it does appear that the core has been repainted as well.
  5. Looks like a decent Transitional Eickhorn SA Dagger, no Gruppe mark definitely fits the era of production for this dagger too. Did you wind up buying this one?
  6. Hi Bayern, I'l slam the door on this badge right now, it's a poorly executed fake. Scholze had two distinctive patterns of PAB's and this one matches neither. OP, if you need some leads to more reputable dealers or potential affordable badges that I know are around my area, please give me a PM. I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I've spent a lot of time since entering the hobby studying badges in hand and online. It's quite a minefield, but it is a rewarding hobby with a lot of very informative folks in it. The badge John posted up is the typical mid war Scholze manufactured PAB, these are plentiful on the market and only in close to 100% condition should draw a high price at all.
  7. Hey, that looks great! I'm glad the eagle arrived safe & sound too.
  8. Another interesting Ribbon Bar, as far as I could gather, this gent earned the following: Bavarian MVK EKII Reuss Merit Medal Hindenburg Cross Bavarian Luitpold Jubilee Medal (the faintest hints of green on the edges on the reverse, I thought it was ) Bavarian Long Service Medal (faded terribly) Saxon War Merit Cross
  9. EKI Wiederholungsspangen

    To add to the reference for everyone, here is a rare Funcke & Brüninghaus EKI Spange in Tombak marked L/56. Regrettably this Spange was repaired and has been cleaned in the past, but it is too rare not to show.
  10. Congrats on quite a discovery, the badges held up pretty well underground too.
  11. Single piece EK

    Sorry to bump an old thread, it's nice to see one of these pop up. I wonder how many of these got thrown away due to being not being "made of multiple pieces"?
  12. Crispy ribbon bar there Uffz, I have a lone Baltic Cross 1st Class that is likely a Meybauer. This thread has a cornucopia of variants!
  13. Nice early RZM piece, Stephan. These early Belt Buckles are hard to beat for quality.