Original or Fake ?

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  1. Dec 6, 2018 #21

    rickystl

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    UPDATE. Well, the Auction is tomorrow, and there is already a bid posted for $3,600.00 !!

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  2. Dec 6, 2018 #22

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    Rick,

    I contacted the Auction House and they appear to have sent out a warning that this item is a reproduction. Antique dealers are not usually all that knowledgeable about firearms but they usually make an effort to avoid fraudulent advertising. If this is sold to a collector it will soon be recognized for what it is and the dealer's reputation will suffer.
     
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    Very good, Curator. You have done all you can do.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 #24

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    YES, that's all we can do. That's at least two of us that have warned them. In this case, there's a good chance the Seller doesn't even realize it (?)
    I wonder where MVTC found the original to copy from to begin with ? Maybe I should ask him ?
    We'll see what happens tomorrow.

    Rick
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 #25

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    Now it's at $6,500.00 !!!!
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 #26

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    Well, it sold for $6,500.00 plus Buyer's Premium which will probably add about another 24%. WOW!!
    Here is what a collector friend mentioned:

    "If that happens and the buyer requests a refund, they better honor it. If it comes to a legal fight, and buyer subpoenas the auctioneer's records, they will have a hard time prevailing if two disinterested parties had previously panned it as a fake."

    Rick
     

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