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Offline MARCE

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40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:23:28 AM »
Hi, please can you give me your opinion about theese 40-46 tank badges?
I know they were on a knucklehead, I made the magnate test and it sticks to them, so they aren't made of brass. I know HD made stamped steel ones too and the magnet should stick yo them.
Is there a way to check if they are genuine old badges or just reproductions?
Thanks.

https://s1.postimg.org/2oijr2sq27/20170920_123341.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/7tjr8p3iof/20170920_171759.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/307nqqw6rz/20170920_171847.jpg

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Re: 40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 02:28:13 PM »
The Harley Davidson Data Book shows '40 &'41 badges to be stamped brass, chrome plated and the colors in your pics. '42 - '45 were painted grey, with red lettering and black speed lines, but does not say if brass or steel. Chrome plated badges became available later in the '46 model year.
I think I'll just stay home today, it looks too peoplely out there.

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Re: 40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 02:42:24 PM »
Thanks Breeze for your answer. So is there a way to know if my badge are original or reproduction? I know they are made of steel. But I read there was a G stamped I  the rear of the badge in some of them. I'd l8ke to know if I have the original ones.

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Re: 40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 04:29:12 PM »
    :nix:  My knowledge is limited to the book I have.
I think I'll just stay home today, it looks too peoplely out there.

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Re: 40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 10:44:09 PM »
Ok thank you very much.

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Re: 40-46 tank badges, please give me your opinion...
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 04:56:24 AM »
Anyone with further info?