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I found this awhile back in a local park it seems to be a old us army collar pin it has a screw type backing on it. Does anyone know why the  back does not have a traditional pin with the cap? Does anyone know what year(s) it could range in? I would love to know some more information on it! The guns are a little bent but it cleaned up enough for it to look nice. Let me know what you think!

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I guess no one knows

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One of my suppliers sells them still:

http://www.rgflair.com/bm_screw_post.html

My guess it's not that uncommon.

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49 minutes ago, kac said:

One of my suppliers sells them still:

http://www.rgflair.com/bm_screw_post.html

My guess it's not that uncommon.

Ok, thanks

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1 hour ago, kac said:

One of my suppliers sells them still:

http://www.rgflair.com/bm_screw_post.html

My guess it's not that uncommon.

I don't see the connection between the posted, photographed item and the linked page, except that both are jewelry with threaded (machine screw) fasteners.  Was this the link you intended to post, kac?

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Post is to a manufacturer of findings that are used in the lapel pin industry and that screw back is a standard item, just not as common as butterfly clutch that tend to pop off.

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Hi, this collector web page looks pretty good, and has about mid-way down what looks to be your example in pieces to show the manufacture. http://hglanham.tripod.com/metalinsignia/collardisk1.html . 1937-1943 seems to be the rough date.

A similar issue (the fixing method) occurs with British army badges. Many changed over time from a simple start point, and some were adapted from day 1 because nobody had thought the design through - so the fixings can be a nightmare to put a date to. Interesting is that over here 1942 saw us go into 'wartime economy' production of brown plastic army badges because of the shortage of brass.

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On 12/3/2020 at 3:28 AM, Stu said:

Hi, this collector web page looks pretty good, and has about mid-way down what looks to be your example in pieces to show the manufacture. http://hglanham.tripod.com/metalinsignia/collardisk1.html . 1937-1943 seems to be the rough date.

A similar issue (the fixing method) occurs with British army badges. Many changed over time from a simple start point, and some were adapted from day 1 because nobody had thought the design through - so the fixings can be a nightmare to put a date to. Interesting is that over here 1942 saw us go into 'wartime economy' production of brown plastic army badges because of the shortage of brass.

Thank you! I never thought it would be before to early ww2! That was a good find then!

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Pretty sure I found one identical to that in the eastern California desert where the US Army trained during WWII. I'll see if I can find it and post a picture.

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