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I was going thru some of my step fathers things, he passed some time ago and found some cool old patches. He was a trained S&W armorer and did some fantastic action jobs on a bunch of revolvers, some of which I now own.
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That would make a great shadow box display in remembrance of your father.
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very nice indeed
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I second the shadow box.Very nice collection
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Great find, a small part of your Dad's history. Protect them, as I know you will.

Merry Christmas.
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Very nice. You don't happen to know what academy class your step-father was in, do you?
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Very nice collection!! I would love to have that Remington "50 Straight" patch.
Any idea on about when the S&W patch, 2nd from left on top row, was made?? I bought 2 of them at a gun show on Saturday...$1 apiece.
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Nice patches. I too collect S&W patches and unfortunately like many things S&W there are a lot of phonies and copies out there. Many of the very old patches that are rare and valuable have been duplicated but there are ways to tell some of the modern fakes. Modern replicas will many times have adhesive backs or exposed stitching, the originals did not.

If you are thinking of making a display, you might also consider a "butterfly box". It is basically black covered cardboard with a glass top and a white, red or blue background piece. They come in various depths depending on what you are storing. I use the one inch version and have about 10 of them full of patches.

Be careful storing them if you do have more than one as the glass tops are merely glued into the lid and cannot take much pressure or weight directly on the glass or they will separate or crack. Several times the bride has piled smaller stuff on top of the glass and broken it.

Come spring I plan to build a shelf type rack so that I can store one case on each shelf so nothing sits directly on the glass.
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Hello, I will take the FBI patch please. My father was in the FBI and it would be a nice remembrance. Thanks Mike
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Very nice collection!! I would love to have that Remington "50 Straight" patch.
Any idea on about when the S&W patch, 2nd from left on top row, was made?? I bought 2 of them at a gun show on Saturday...$1 apiece.
Both patches were made starting in the 1970's. The Academy patch was discontinued in the 1990's, the S&W one is still available today.
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That would make a great shadow box display in remembrance of your father.
Sorry for your loss.

I agree, a shadow box would be a nice memorial to your step dad.
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