John G. wrote:I have no idear what you mean by "rivet" (?)....no 18, 39, or 44 pattern Wound Badge has a rivet? ......(unless some jewelers made private purchase screwback or something..?)
I believe grimlin13
is refering to a rivet on the back of the embossed helmet itself, not actually through the medal as a "screw-back." Below (from John R. Angolia's "For Führer und Fatherland: Military Awards of the Third Reich") seems to show a rivet at the back of the helmet for the award in Silver. The award in gold (from "Nazi Regalia" by Jack Pia) also seems to show a rivet. The Wound Badge in Black (from my own collection) also has a rivet. Axis History Factbook (http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1815
) shows all three (Black, Silver & Gold) with a rivet. However, I have seen them without a rivet as well…perhaps differences in manufacturer's specifications?
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