OK, Thom... this was good enough to get me out of my semi-retirement for a comment or two. Congratulations
You got this from the Polish guy on eBay, yes? I took a look at it and was impressed with the original looking condition, but I couldn't find anything that matched it. Granted, I don't have a lot of source material to look at and I'm sure there were quick-and-dirty variations during the end of war chaos.
gnashernz seems to think this isn't a legit piece. I'm curious to know more. Have you posted this to WAF? Those guys will have educated opinions for sure.
P.S. obviously I'm not dead
Just insanely busy for the last year+