What to look for on an Iron cross

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What to look for on an Iron cross

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 02:07

I am going to head over to the dealer where I buy most my WW2 German awards, I know he normally has a iron cross first class in stock and I am thinking of buying one if he’s has any, so I was hoping somebody could tell what to look for when buying one.

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Re: What to look for on an Iron cross

Post by John G. » 17 Jun 2019 03:25

Impossible to really answer, take a look at some recognized dealers examples, usually the type of pin and catch and makers marks are key, as well as 3 pc. construction and magnetic core....
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Re: What to look for on an Iron cross

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 06:57

Thanks I will take your advice, I will post a picture here of what I buy (may not be an iron cross) when I get back with whatever I buy.

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Re: What to look for on an Iron cross

Post by BodhiEtheridge » 17 Jun 2019 18:35

Hey, sorry to anyone who actually cared or wondered about what I bought, the place I went was effected by flooding and are moving shop, here is a random item from by collection just because why not.


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Re: What to look for on an Iron cross

Post by John G. » 17 Jun 2019 22:38

Nice D. Red Cross (DRK) belt buckle.....
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