The back of the retaining pin has the characteristic Brehmer “V” on its side. These minute details should not be glossed over because they provide additional details that help us identify makers. Alone they are curiosities; holistically we see these features tell a story and each maker’s stories are unique.
We can clearly see the round catch- plate necessitated by the zinc base metal. Brehmer needed this plate to improve adhesion between the catch and the badge. The additional surface area made for a solid hold.
Again note the critical area where the gun barrel does not touch the wing. In all other authentic Heeres-Flak badges ONLY the pillow-crimp has this feature. Proceed with caution if you have a badge where the wing does not touch the gun barrel unless it is a Brehmer or pillow-crimp.