🔎 UNIDENTIFIED USMC or Navy?

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I rescued this button and a lot of the silver war US Marine Corps look like it but it also looks like a World War II navy button?
 

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Your find is definitely a US Marines button. If it has a backmark that's still read-able, tell us exactly what it says, and we might be able to come up with a time-range for you.

BTW, the first photo is absolutely NOT a civil war era button. None from that time had "Brown Finish." That's strictly a 20th-Century finish. VietNam era, I think, and perhaps later. It is similar to the "Black Finish" on World War One (and on up to 1922) US Army and Marines buttons.
 
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Your find is definitely a US Marines button. If it has a backmark that's still read-able, tell us exactly what it says, and we might be able to come up with a time-range for you.

BTW, the first photo is absolutely NOT a civil war era button. None from that time had "Brown Finish." That's strictly a 20th-Century finish. VietNam era, I think, and perhaps later. It is similar to the "Black Finish" on World War One (and on up to 1922) US Army and Marines buttons.
It doesn’t have the back CannonballGuy
 

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I rescued this button and a lot of the silver war US Marine Corps look like it but it also looks like a World War II navy button?
Looks like it’s USMC! The navy button has anchor laying down and USMC at an angle!
 

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Your find is definitely a US Marines button. If it has a backmark that's still read-able, tell us exactly what it says, and we might be able to come up with a time-range for you.

BTW, the first photo is absolutely NOT a civil war era button. None from that time had "Brown Finish." That's strictly a 20th-Century finish. VietNam era, I think, and perhaps later. It is similar to the "Black Finish" on World War One (and on up to 1922) US Army and Marines buttons.
Hey CBG without the back will never be able to date it?
 
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Reading that first picture the first button like this was made in 1804 it had a six pointed star then they say at a later date it became a five point star which means whatever the later date is that’s the one I’m gonna call mine lol
 

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