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#1 Kropotkin

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:35 AM

Hi all,

I have an interesting one, I think. I picked up the following Dondero Senior Pilot wing which is intriguing as it seems to be brass. From reading the various threads on here there seems to be some consensus that these wings are post-war in manufacture. I’m not as experienced as some on here but I’ve not yet come across US-made post-war brass wings before, I’ve only seen sterling or pot metal construction. Was brass used post-war?

Could these be late-war vintage? They also have the non-nail head short pins affixed in a pool of solder that tends to suggest 1940s construction. Apologies for the relatively poor photos.

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