Thanks looking. We have a mystery I would like your help in solving. I have a 1911 Iver and I found a correct V style head badge on EBay with the help of some Cabers. But here is the question. What was the orginal finish? I have been told 2 different things from 2 different sources. Reliable source 1 says the the badge was originally stamped from copper and then polished. He went in to say that they were unplated until 1921. Reliable source 2 agrees that they were stamped from copper but then nickel plated even in 1911. So I am not trying to pit one against the other and will never mention the source of any opinions here, but who is correct? Any and all information appreciated. Thanks in advance.