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    Warning Reproduction Centre Cast Mills Grenades

    Went to the War and Peace show last night the 17th and found this little baby that intrigued me, got home today and stripped it as i was thinking this is new to me but seen some pictures of another example.
    Well i was quite surprised when it was stripped.

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    Its like new inside, well it is new

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    The ears are slightly out, fake dust.

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    The center turning is just so wrong compared with all my other examples.

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    The other bits are also new.

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    Dave,,,,,,

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    I guess it was only a question of time, but the worrying thing for me is how authentic it actually looks!
    i don't know if I'd of spotted it as a fake. The most obvious thing to me is the slight misalignment of the two hemispheres where there is a step in the frag cuts on one part of the body.
    Did the vendor have a collection of these or just this one?
    thanks for sharing this with us btw.
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    Mike

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    I think this one would have fooled most people, it certainly would have fooled me.

    The thing that worries me is although it looks new inside at present another twenty or so years down the line with some genuine age to it, its going to be pretty much impossible to tell from the real deal.

    appreciate the post Dave
    - I hope you are not too much out of pocket or able to get a refund??

    regards Kev

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    Just a quick up Date on this, i took the item back to the seller and he gave me a full refund, he brought it from a auction house with an American pineapple, so the manufacturer is being a bit sneaky with getting these out, be careful ,,,,,,,, Dave

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    I did find another one on the Sunday, i explained to the dealer what he had and why i come to that conclusion, we stripped it down and tried to fit another center tube in but it would not fit as the thread was drunk into the body, the center tube that was in it had been screwed in then bent to line up with the hole where the striker come out, the problem the maker had then was the striker and spring did not fit so he or she got round this by fitting a smaller spring, the dealer then throw the body in the bin and gave me the bits left over, he said he brought the grenade in Norway,,,,,,, Dave

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    might interest you,,lads at dugup are selling a cut repro as a repro,bit pricey to me at 80 as its not genuine id have thought 30-40 would be more like it http://www.dugup.co.uk/oridinance/ordinance_1.htm
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    I did contact Dug up about these as i know thy were having some No5s made just for Sectioning and the 2 i found were not from them as thy are only selling them as sectioned,,,,,, Dave

 

 

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