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Old 05-02-23, 11:54 AM
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1. A Royal Fusilier badge. This is bronze and has the strange pin arrangement at the back. Any idea what this is, a repair, fake or something else? I believe this was a handed on badge not bought which is why I question.
2. Royal Irish Fusiliers. I can’t see evidence of brazing on the back and , although it looks convincing believe this is a fake. Any suggestions please?
3. Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Very yellow on the back. I think it is a re-strike or fake. Any help please?

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Old 05-02-23, 12:05 PM
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The RF is converted to a sweetheart or mufti pin. Looks genuine to me. Seems to have had a slider removed, so probably dark brass patina on an other ranks badge, rather than a bronze officer badge.
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Old 05-02-23, 01:23 PM
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Some of the Royal Fusiliers badges seem to have been originally bronzed so this may be one , I have a few used and a Guant sample .
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Old 05-02-23, 04:01 PM
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I wouldn't want the Machine Gun Guards one.
Leave to carry on Sir please.
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Old 05-02-23, 09:41 PM
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Evening Gents

Thanks Phil2M and Magpie for response on Royal Fusilier badge. That would make a lot of sense in view of what I think is the context of this badge. A converted sweetheart or mufti lapel.Excellent!

Also Andy for the not unexpected response on the Guards badge.

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