Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

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Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by garlanj » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:35 pm

Hi Gentlemen - I'd be interested in your thoughts on this wappen I got a few years back.

Its not magnetic but doesn't seem to be brass either (unless it's been chemically darkened or just plain aged)

Pictures of front, head and back.

I'm guessing it's a copy but would be glad of some pointers
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by Arran » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:18 pm

In my opinion you have on original plate there. Its going to be brass under all that patina!
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by Leone » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:34 pm

Perhaps original plate with wrong screw posts. Here is images of mine.
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by garlanj » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:32 pm

There's a bit too much patina for me. What would be the best way to restore it to its former glory?

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Post by joerookery » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:46 am

Perhaps original plate with wrong screw posts.
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by Leone » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:07 am

I mean about pointed end of posts.

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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:03 pm

I do not see pointed ends on the posts, they are cut/squared off. I think, that if we see pointed posts (as told to me by Tony S) on an original wappen with everything ok then it simply means that the wappen was not issued, otherwise the posts are cut off and nuts put on. The only problem I have with this wappen is that the solder appears to be the same colour as the wappen itself.
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by poniatowski » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:00 pm

When the back photo is blown up on my screen, there are a lot of little 'seeds' or tiny spherical bumps on it, especially around the 'Fur Konig' bandeau. Is that dirt or grim / Rust?
I may be wrong, but aren't those warning sings of a copy?

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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:33 am

I see a cast replica with very poor detail.
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Re: Real or Repro Kurassier Wappen

Post by garlanj » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:00 pm

Don't think it's dirt Ron. As Tony says, guess it's a copy (and not a very good one at that). Thanks for your input gents

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