Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    West London, UK
    Posts
    2,056
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked 194 Times in 162 Posts

    Fake Third Reich Trench art lighter

    I saw this for sale at a car boot sale.

    It is made from a 27mm Mauser BK27 cartridge case.

    The seller claimed he had bought it as part of a collection of WW2 German militaria. The asking price was 120. Of course This wasn't changed when I informed him that it was a fake as the cartridge case was made long after the end of WW2. Of course it went back on the stall hoping for someone to come along and buy it.

    Notice the nonsensical stamped markings.

    fake1.jpgfake2.jpgfake3.jpg

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Falcon For This Useful Post:

    beihan62 (31st August 2013), ftobert (1st September 2013), navyman (2nd September 2013), SG500 (31st August 2013), skull181 (2nd September 2013), Tietrack (31st August 2013), Tmine35 (31st August 2013), xxxx (31st August 2013)

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,627
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 611 Times in 401 Posts
    Yes, the old salesman rule in militaria, the more svastikas the better...

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to EOD For This Useful Post:

    beihan62 (1st September 2013), jeeeensy (1st September 2013), navyman (2nd September 2013)

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top