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#1 junglewalk

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

...Where can I find a reproduction fake metal FBI badge that resembles the ones that G-Men worein the 1930s??

.......I would like to mount it in my reproduction fake FBI hard case for my Thompson..... :)

 

........I've looked in ebay & all that, but did not find a full size one  that was metal.......thanks.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:13 PM

junglewalk,

 

I believe there is a Federal statute that makes it illegal to manufacture, sell, etc., a fake Federal law enforcement badge.  That could explain why you haven't found one.

 

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 10:00 AM

...Thanks Dave, I guess I'll get one of those fake plastic/kids badges.... ...

;.....

…..well,I found something simple and fun to stick in my hard case on;

https://www.amazon.com/


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:22 PM

Given their history in using Thompsons to murder strikers this one might be appropriate too

https://www.amazon.c...KGMVY365S5FR5JA


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:24 PM

Yeah, I saw that one:> ...The Pinkerton Detective service, did they not go out of business well before the advent of the Thompson?


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:27 PM

The Pinkertons were involved in the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 and in crushing numerous smaller labor movements up until the Wagner Act of 1935 took away their main revenue stream.  There's no guarantee they used TSMGs but given the mine owners resources and the Pinkertons' reputation for ruthless savagery it seems possible if not probable.

 

Buy the badge, put it in the case.  It'll make for a good story.


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:09 AM

Found a simple metal "US Marshal " badge to pin in the case..........I'll have to take a photo...

....Was it not the Pinkerton Security folks who failed to protect Pres. Lincoln that fateful night in April 1865..?


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:39 AM

I see them for sale online. I don't know the legality of possession. 

https://www.ebay.com/c/591390449


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:28 PM

What about an obsolete badge, like a Prohibition agent ?
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Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:36 AM

Wow, look at all the badges below that one...>   I'm good; > Thanks.


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:53 PM

why dont you 3d print one. Check Amazon. No one will knoow the difference

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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:56 PM

Might also try contacting these people, They make a lot of the badges for local departments and Hollywood. Might have something that will work.

https://www.sunbadge...<br> <br> <br> https://www.ebay.com...FUAAOSwkwJdWc-m


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Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:02 PM

junglewalk,

 

I believe there is a Federal statute that makes it illegal to manufacture, sell, etc., a fake Federal law enforcement badge.  That could explain why you haven't found one.

 

David Albert

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https://www.law.corn...ode/text/18/716


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