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Hello, 
could you help me judging about the authenticity of this badge please.
To me it doesn't feel good, but it just is a guts feeling, so I would like a better opinion.
It seems pretty heavy to me; nearly 50 gr. (47 to be exact.)

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Not really my field but I don't like the look of the background to the '40' which I believe is supposed to be pebbled.  Also not sure why it would be a blackened badge.  Weere the 40th ever Rifles/Lights?

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Hey Peter, thanks for your help.

The blackened rear didn't  fell good eighter to me, so did the lug's.

Jerry all ready gave a negative advice on it on WRF. 

And I know he is right about that.

;-)

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Sadly, one is increasingly stepping into a minefield even in areas of collecting which used to be 'safe'. :(  I'm glad in  many ways that I can resist the urge to buy these days but if I were collecting still I'd have to spend 80% of my time on research and only 20% on actual acquisitions.  Must be discouraging for young and new collectors.  The good stuff is still out there but I think more and more the keys are provenance, a thorought knowledge of the market and specializing in one small area in which one can become expert.

Happy Christmas, my friend!\

Peter

 

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