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    identify a military pin crossed rifles UF above them.

    I have a pin with crossed rifles with the letters UF on a bar over the top by N.S. Meyer, Inc. NY. Anyone know what the UF stand for and anything about it?

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    Really need to see pics to try to figure it out. Generally, crossed rifles are an infantry button, but need to see exactly what it looks like.

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    donald peterson

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    as jason said...
    but, crossed rifles,m with a UF are probable ROTC materials.

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    This might help you date your pin:
    N.S. Meyer markings


    In the 20’s : screwback, “N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK” (raised), no shield
    Early 30’s : screwback, “N.S. MEYER NEW YORK” + shield (engraved).
    Mid 30’s to 1943 : screwback, “N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK” + shield (engraved).
    WWII : pinback, “N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK” + shield (raised)
    Late 40’s : Shield only (raised)
    Late 40’s to early 50’s : “N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK” + shield (raised and ½ size)
    Early 50’s : “N.S. MEYER, INC. N.Y.C” or “N.S. MEYER, INC. N.Y.©” + shield (raised)
    Mid 50’s to Mid 60’s : “N.S. MEYER, INC NY” or “N.S. MEYER, INC NEW YORK” + Shield + 9M (raised).
    Mid 60’s to mid 70’s : N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK” + shield + 22M (raised)
    Since mid 70’s : N.S. MEYER, INC. NEW YORK MADE IN USA” + shield + 22M (raised).

    Source : Militaria magazine, issue 272, mars 2008, p. 43.
    Don.......

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Does it look like this except for the initials?

    Don.......

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    I hope this helps to identify it. Thanks for your help. Deb

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    Adding to Mackaydon's post about dating your insignia by the specific variety of its makers-mark;
    In the photo, the clutch-pin attachment discs have "cleats" -- which means the insignia was manufactured sometime after WW2, up to the present year. Go to this webpage and scroll down almost to its end, to the part showing "Ballou clutches" (with time-dating info):
    Dating Metallic Insignia: Collar Disks.

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    Thanks to all for your help. Debbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Adding to Mackaydon's post about dating your insignia by the specific variety of its makers-mark;
    In the photo, the clutch-pin attachment discs have "cleats" -- which means the insignia was manufactured sometime after WW2, up to the present year. Go to this webpage and scroll down almost to its end, to the part showing "Ballou clutches" (with time-dating info):
    Dating Metallic Insignia: Collar Disks.
    That is if the clutches are original to the piece. I know from personal experience that clutches wear out or get lost. Then they are replaced with whatever type is available at the time. I do however think the pin is post WWII. Are there any marks on the back?
    Last edited by fyrffytr1; Jan 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM.

 

 

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