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Have had these awhile and was looking at them. They don't look die stamped to me. They look cast. What do you think? I'm betting fake. Thanks for looking.

 

I will defer to some of the more experienced folks, but if they are fake I want them, or a pair like them, for my repro AAF class A's .

They seem very well done. I wish I could see the side, is there a line from molding?

 

T-Bone

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I will defer to some of the more experienced folks, but if they are fake I want them, or a pair like them, for my repro AAF class A's .

They seem very well done. I wish I could see the side, is there a line from molding?

 

T-Bone

 

Thanks for taking a look T-Bone. They are nicely made, and there's some verdigris at the spots where the pin is soldered. But the edges of the wings are smooth and I can't see any file-type marks. If they were die-stamped then they were very carefully finished. There is not the typical cast line on the wings, more of a beveled edge.

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These are die struck. Not cast.

 

 

Thank you Joe. I appreciate the courtesy. The reason I thought they were cast is that the edges of the insignia show none of the marks typically associated with die-stamped wings. Whoever finished these must have spent some time making sure there were no rough edges. Odd that unmarked wings would show that much attention to detail.

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