$3,450.00

SKU: GR16083 Categories: , Product ID: 4364

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PLATE – BROW, AUSTRIAN BERNDORF WITH BULLET EMBEDDED IN FRONT; EVERY ONCE I A WHILE SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL COMES INTO THE SHOP. THIS IS ONE OF THESE ITEMS THAT YOU ONLY SEE ONCE IN A LIFETIME. THE BROW PLATE HAS THE FULL BERNDORF LOGO INSIDE ONE FLANGE (KRUPPE – “BERNDORF BEAR LOGO IN PENTAGON” – BERNDORF) AND STEEL LOT NUMBER “F 516160” INSIDE THE OTHER FLANGE. THE PLATE HAS A BULLET EMBEDDED IN THE FRONT THAT DID NOT FULLY PENETRATE BUT LEFT A RAGGED EDGE HOLE ON THE INSIDE. IT WOULD HAVE SAVED THE SOLDIER WEARING IT THOUGH. HAS ABOUT 90% 0F THE ORIGINAL DARK GREEN PAINT. THIS CAME FROM A COLLECTION IN AUSTRALIA (BROUGHT BACK BY A WWI VET) AND THAT INFO COMES WITH IT. THE BOOK “THE EMPEROR’S COAT” DOES NOT EVEN SHOW AN EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE OF MAKER MARKINGS ON A BROW PLATE.