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An Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silberby Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart. The Silver Infantry Assault Badge was awarded to foot infantrymen who had taken part in combat action on different days and met the required award criteria. It is constructed out of a die struck, zinc-alloy base that has been silver washed. The oval shaped obverse depicts a rifle and bayonet below a Heer closed winged eagle clutching a mobile swastika within its talons. This is all surrounded by an acorn and oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The semi-hollow back reverse is clearly maker marked "FZS" (Fritz Zimmermann, Stuttgart). It also correctly displays a soldered on buntmetall oval plate flat wire catch, soldered on buntmetall block hinge and sturdy buntmetall round wire pin. They all remain in well working condition. Beautiful detail! It measures approximately 2 7/16 inches tall by 1 7/8 inches wide. Most likely Zimmermann’s first IAB model!
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