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#1 Mark M

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:24 AM

Here is a very nice condtioned pre war officers visor with a Meyers EGA on it. Can anyone from the photo tell if this is a pre war or post war vintage ega? Sorry, the cap is not in hand to post a photo of the reverse.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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#2 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:26 AM

Mark, there is a subtle difference between the two and one can tell the two periods / EGA's apart. Does anyone else recognize the difference? s/f Darrell

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#3 Bob Hudson

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:32 AM

That's a tough photo with which to judge details, but it is the 1937 pattern and to my eye looks like something made during the war, with its uniform gun metal gray look.

There are a couple of cousins of this piece here:

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=8758

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:41 AM

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Mark, there is a subtle difference between the two and one can tell the two periods / EGA's apart. Does anyone else recognize the difference? s/f Darrell


The difference between the war time and Korea era design lies in the anchor rope. The emblem to the left has a single loop tightly wrapped about the upper fluke (Korea era and after) and ends in brass cap on the rear, and the WW2 emblem to the right is loosely wrapped having and additional rope appearance or loop which comes back down to the mid-point of the anchor to end in the center rear where it was soldered in place.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:44 AM

The reverse: Korea era and after to the left and WW2 period to the right.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:54 AM

Hey Darrell! Excellent pics and comparison. Shows those subtle differences in the EGA time-line which makes their collecting intriquing to some of us! Semper Fi!......Bobgee http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:16 PM

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