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General Assault Badge
The General Assault badge was instituted on January 1, 1940. It measures 53mm by 42mm and the wreath is 6mm wide. It came in a silver version and was either solid or hollow stamped, although the JFS made badge had a hollow center with the hinge and catch riveted in place. It almost always comes with a needle pin. There is some controversy as to whether a bronze version existed. I do not believe a bronze version existed.
Hollow back unmarked General Assault badge. Notice the wings and swastika are cut out. You don't see many of these. It has wear to the high lights and about 60 to 70 % of it's finish left.
The reverse should be a mirror of the front.
Standard type hinge.
Stock wire catch.
This is a solid back GAB, it shows plenty of wear in places and pitina. Has the maker mark of "W".
Reverse shows plenty of patina and has a nice smooth finish.
Here we have a standard type hinge and to the left at about 8:00 o'clock we see the makers mark. You have to look hard but it's there. Most are usually bigger then this.
Silver General Assault badge with most of it's finish. From the M. Miller collection.
Reverse so nice silver finish with needle pin.
Standard hinge with "?" catch.