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#1 CorsairAce

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:30 PM

What is with the stamped #. I have only recently started collecting wings.

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#2 John Cooper

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:59 PM

I do not collect this maker but there was a switch to 3 digit codes in the 60s if I am not mistaken. The code I think was H24 but this is 307..?

Are you just collecting Navy wings or..?

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#3 KurtA

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 05:35 AM

If you're looking to buy a set of "WW2" Navy wings, do not buy these. They're not "fake", but rather post WW2.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

I wasn't going to buy them, I was just wondering what the deal was with them. It is my understanding that the 3 digit code took place of the makers mark.

John, I am collecting both AAF and navy wings.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:54 AM

If you're looking to buy a set of "WW2" Navy wings, do not buy these. They're not "fake", but rather post WW2.
Kurt


What distinguishes them from the WWII wings? Did H&H use clutch backs in WWII?

#6 Jeremiah

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

H&H did use clutch backs during the war but they were the flat faced type often in sterling. The patent dates to 1943 on the flat faced types.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 05:34 PM

What distinguishes them from the WWII wings? Did H&H use clutch backs in WWII?

Clutchbacks can certainly be ok for a WW2 USN wing, but clutchbacks on this one combined with the finish of the wing and most importantly that hallmark point to post WW2.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 02:31 PM

They are real 1950's or early 60's era wings.

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