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#1 Bill Scott

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:11 PM

The EGa looks like a WW2 period example to me.What is the meaning of the numbers 211 on the anchor.It also looks like a Meyers shield on the back.Thanks for your help.Scotty

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:22 PM

Scotty, this style EGA was used until about 1962 (Officers used the older style longer than enlisted). 

 

I believe that the ones marked 211 are the last of the "Old Breed" so to speak (late 50s early 60s)

 

I'm sure others will chime in as well



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:38 PM

According to T. Kile's EGA book, 211 is the mfg number for Meyer. Meyer also used numbers 97, 112, and 210

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

Agreed. The numbers indicate post WWII.



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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

Thanks everyone your the best.Scotty




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