View Full Version : It looks like a fake to me.

06-01-2013, 11:33 AM
I know many members here on the forums are pretty knowledgeable as collectors but with the popularity of collecting Mil surplus comes with it the counterfeiters. The more the popularity of a item that is no longer produced prices go up and the crooks get better to the point it is impossible to spot a fake.
There is good money to made from suckers.
After time a collector gains savvy but even the best can be fooled. The best way now days to be 90% sure that it is real is to ask a Mil surplus dealer that has been dealing for years like Jim at Dupage Trading Co. for us west coasters and Bill Ricca for you east coasters.