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Old 28-06-20, 01:01 PM
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Default Suffolk regiment Id

Found metal detecting in bury st Edmunds. Would like to know a rough date. Any help appreciated thank jamie
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Old 28-06-20, 01:10 PM
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About 1985. It's a modern reproduction.
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Old 28-06-20, 01:22 PM
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What indications tell you that it is a reproduction?
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Old 28-06-20, 01:24 PM
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Agreed, without a doubt a modern fake.

But in my opinion likely far more recent than 1985 however... more like 2015.
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Old 28-06-20, 01:55 PM
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I'm splitting the difference, 1995.
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Old 28-06-20, 01:56 PM
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What indications tell you reproduction thanks jamie
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Old 28-06-20, 02:15 PM
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Default Suffolk regiment ID before cleaning

This pic is before I cleaned it.
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Old 28-06-20, 04:20 PM
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The construction and the style of slider suggests that it's modern.
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Old 28-06-20, 04:28 PM
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That red finish looks like some kind of heat treatment for aging purposes.
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Old 28-06-20, 04:46 PM
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You might have dug up a dodgy dealers artificial ageing flowerbed.

Definitely wasn’t there long. If you walk the route the owner may come back to collect it!
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Old 28-06-20, 05:43 PM
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Perhaps put it back where it was found!


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Found metal detecting in bury st Edmunds. Would like to know a rough date. Any help appreciated thank jamie
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Old 28-06-20, 10:31 PM
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The slider was what I thought to be bent so I straitened it but now realise it was supposed to be bent. Along with this find we also dug several bullet casings .303s and a live 9mm so if this is someone aging a cap badge to gain a quid why is he burying live rounds🤔
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Hi Jamie it’s an odd one it certainly has all the indicators that it’s a repro but badge collecting is not an exact science though. A genuine SR badge is common and not worth much in monetary terms but just enjoy it as a find.
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