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Anyone have any idea where this was made? Thanks

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Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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Looks like lead. Can you write with it? Simply drag it across a piece of paper and if it looks like a pencil mark it probably is a lead casting.


Dwayne

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Dwayne,

Yes it's lead. Any idea where this was made, and why are there small round circles on the back? Ken



"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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Sorry no clues but when i see lead medals or insignia i just see drawer fillers.


Dwayne

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This is US made and was what we call "Econ-o-lead." They were made to provide insignia at a low cost out of non-crucial war materials. You will find a lot of insignia made this way to include EG&A devices etc.

 

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Wow, thanks Allan, would never had thought this would be US made, it'sso funky. Just learned something new. Ken



"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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Me too..are these items rare or collectable??


Dwayne

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Me too..are these items rare or collectable??

No more then any other marksman badge from the era I find them fairly regularly when I buy insignia lots. There does not seem to be any special value attributed to them in the collecting market!


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How can you tell if they are original or if someone just cast lead badges?


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How can you tell if they are original or if someone just cast lead badges?

Wouldn't benefit anyone to do it because they really aren't worth much like I said, a few dollars if that. usually all the ones I see have those round circles on the back


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Ill have to be more observant next time i see them at flea markets. Thanks for the info.


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