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Old 01-19-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

Arrived this week. Personally, I like it. Nevertheless, it has some feature I'd never seen before (like the protruding screwpost). Could you please have a look and let me know your opinions?

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

I have mixed feelings about this Red Star for a number of reasons. Red Stars in this series, or at least the ones I have seen, have a curved up mint mark. I expected to see the screw-post set in a recess on the reverse, or no recess at all. I don't particularly like the style of the engraving of the serial number. I am posting some examples in fairly close proximity, both before and after, to this serial number to highlight these characteristics, variations, and for comparison. These are just my personal observations. Please, for your sake, I hope someone makes a liar out of me. . .
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

I don't think anyone will make a liar out of you, what you say is quite convincing, unfortunately. :banghead
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

Gasp at the horror!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

And another, ostensibly by the same hand. . .
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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I know, picture is bad and I asked the seller for better ones. But is there something to say about this RS yet?

This doesn't look very promising... Especially not since I got the picture of the front...
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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

USSR,

As is, it has a cast feeling.

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Old 03-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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These photos are just horrible, possibly done with a cheap mobile phone's camera.
In all cases, I would pass this one.

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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

the surface of the "enamel" is definitley not right, it looks like some sort of plastic resin.
The writing on the medallion is also wrong for this Serial# Range. The tip of the bayonet should be in line with the centre of the "O" not in line with the back of the "E".

The bayonet in line with the "E" is concurrent with later types (produced circa 1952 onwards, looking at Soviet Screwbacks dates of production).

Perhaps it was an early piece which had all the enamel knocked off and someone has replaced the Medallion with one from a later piece and tried to re-enamel it?

Perhaps its just all fake.

I'd definitley say it's not "right"

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Re: Fake Orders of the Red Star

It's one of the current reproductions being offered on our favorite auction site, ahem. I recognize the serial number.
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