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Germany WW2 Coastal Artillery badge – FLL 43

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German WW2 Kriegsmarine (Navy) Coastal Artillery badge produced by FLL 43. For whatever resaon these badges tend to maintain the gilding to the wreath very well but on the reverse tend to have what appears to be sloppy / excesive soldering. Pay particuar attention to the areas of Fine detail such as the waves and cannon as these areas are not easily falisfied.

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Eagle showing how little detailing one can expect from Kriegsmarine badges in this respect

Eagle showing how little detailing one can expect from Kriegsmarine badges in this respect

 

Close up of the detailing around the breech mechanism of the cannon.

Close up of the detailing around the breech mechanism of the cannon.

 

Full reverse of the CA or CArt badge from FLL 43.

Full reverse of the CA or CArt badge from FLL 43.

 

Hinge showing the typical "blob" of solder frequently encountered with badges of this manufacturer.

Hinge showing the typical “blob” of solder frequently encountered with badges of this manufacturer.

 

Profile of the hinge showing the distinctive construction employed by FLL.

Profile of the hinge showing the distinctive construction employed by FLL.

 

Catch soldered directly into reverse of the badge. Note how the Gilding / wash is present on the border but not on the bage reverse.

Catch soldered directly into reverse of the badge. Note how the Gilding / wash is present on the border but not on the badge reverse.

 

Maker mark for FLL (within three circles) in raised letters above the number 43

Maker mark for FLL (within three circles) in raised letters above the number 43

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