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These early screwbacks seem to hide lovely stories, each and every one of them. We have a duty to history to reveal their tales.

I agree completely, Ed. Ok, i am not collecting soviet stuff for very long, but i have yet to seen a "boring" citation for a screwback-ORB.

This number should date around October 1942, btw.

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Yes I'm planning to research it, but it would be in a few months because I'll be away from home for few months.

I don't know if you can see it on the next picture, but the screwback has been shortened. There isn't much place to screw the nut. To you have any idea if it could have broken or it was shortened by somebody?

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Yes I'm planning to research it, but it would be in a few months because I'll be away from home for few months.

I don't know if you can see it on the next picture, but the screwback has been shortened. There isn't much place to screw the nut. To you have any idea if it could have broken or it was shortened by somebody?

It has been shortened for easier wear. The screwpost is often very pointy and stung at times, i guess.

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It has been shortened for easier wear. The screwpost is often very pointy and stung at times, i guess.

Thanks Gerd. You are right. he seller just told me that it was shortened by the owner for comfort, because

the original screwpost was too long. He says it's not unusual.

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I think it's great when we get to hear the story behind these. I have a pile in research now.... the wait is a bummer but the results are often well worth it! I suspect that as with many other issues surrounding Soviet collecting we will get cut off from this aspect as well.

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Doc, sorry about the poor focus. To many to scan at the same time.

Alanirvine

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Alan,

They still look great!!! :beer: I only have one ORB. It's a screwback. I have a mounted group with two ORBs and three Red Stars on the way. :jumping: I'll post them when I get them.

Doc

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I have a stupid question to ask. Why some Red Banner screwback have a silver finished and other a gold finished? (Gold on the left and silver on the right)

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I thought before that the gold finished came with later issued Red Banner. I have a post-war Red Banner with a gold finished and my 2 WWII Red Banners have a silver finished.

I would appreciate if somebody could enlighten me?

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