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    repro mills No 5 and 36

    just spotted these repro mills bombs on specialist auctions.
    http://www.specialistauctions.com/au...php?id=1573912
    http://www.specialistauctions.com/au...php?id=1573921
    cheers, Paul.

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    I saw these a few days ago, so what do you think about them ?
    "Smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for breakfast!"

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    Not my specialist subject, but somewhat concerned as the same outfit has started reproducing MD1 Switches, which are very good - Do you know if these items are marked as "Museum grade reproductions" or will they become another item to trap unwary beginners in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switch View Post
    Not my specialist subject, but somewhat concerned as the same outfit has started reproducing MD1 Switches, which are very good - Do you know if these items are marked as "Museum grade reproductions" or will they become another item to trap unwary beginners in the future.

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    A very good point IMHAO.
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    I like the guys from Dugup - but I wish they would stick to reproduction parts only. I don't think they would do anything intentionally misleading at all but I do think some European and International dealers will buy up their items and sell them as real in their various militaria fairs and gun shows. Those of us in the U.K. know what to look for generally speaking but it is open to huge abuse which is no good for any of us. I have shared my concerns with them and feel that if an item is reproduction it should be stamped on the back with an "R" or something but the fact that for instance a Mills base plug can have its crows foot, a year date and Mill's No.23 etc ..... Worries me.

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    Hi SdKfz251

    I totally agree with you - I am sure the chaps from Dugup have no intention to deceive, and their well crafted items do offer people a chance to obtain replicas of nice items at a very cost effective price. All I can see in the future though, is that these items will lose their provenance, and then be passed on to unsuspecting beginners as the real thing, by people who do have the intention to mislead. Most people who collect anything have experienced the sickening feeling when they discover they have parted with hard earned cash for an item that is not legitimate - This is part of the learning process, but is very disheartening when you are just an beginner!

    If you know the people from Dugup, please keep pressing them to identify their stuff accordingly - from what I have seen it is super quality, and can stand proudly as a "Museum Quality replica", marked appropriately!

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    Also very over priced for a fake, i would think in a few years time if they are not marked repro will appear as original,
    Andy

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    they have a japanese type 99 grenade repro cuttaway too . .and put authentic markings on the fuse.
    would have put a linck up but dont know how yet . .still learning.
    .Darrol.

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    they are good but i think they will be easy to tell from originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul the grenade View Post
    they are good but i think they will be easy to tell from originals.
    Easy for experienced collectors perhaps but not so easy for others.
    I really can't understand why anyone would make or buy a reproduction Mills. You've only got to go on specialist auctions or go to a militaria fair/shop and they are just so easy to find as non sectioned items, all you have to do then is make your own with a little patience and complete the item with a fake fuze.
    Dave.

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