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My First Military Button

23 Apr

I have been hunting for almost a year now and although I’ve found many interesting things, a military button was not one of them. Until now.

This button showed as a coin on the CZ-3D. The CZ accurately read the depth of the button; seven inches deep. The button is heavy, made of brass, with a diameter of 27mm (9/8ths of an inch),

The park where I found this button during my lunch-time hunt, McAdams park,  has yielded other military items in the past.

There is a tinge of doubt in my mind as to the nature of the button only because I see no maker’s mark on the back of the button. I will research this button to make sure. At first sight, it appears to be a Marine’s coat button from WWII.

***UPDATE***
The button is from an Army coat from WWII. The official diameter is 28mm or 1 inch and 1/8th of an inch.

brass military button front

brass military button back

No maker’s mark visible. Civilian copy?

Thank you for looking!

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4 Responses to “My First Military Button”

  1. jeff April 24, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    found 3″ bombierder sterling wings friday in a local wichita park. after all the research I feel it is my biggest silver find. Sometimes the research can be half the fun in the finds. Really appreciate all that you post.

    • yaquigrande April 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Thanks Jeff!

      Others have found silver wings around here but I am still looking for my first set. They sure are cool!

  2. stevessunkentreasures April 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I am anxious to see what your research brings.. Very interesting find!

  3. Hollands Brook April 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Wow, great find! I remember when I found my first button – it was a french colonial navy button. Found it years ago with my Ace 250!

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