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FAKE! Commonly encountered fake markings on British webbing...

Article about: Hi guys, I wasn't sure if I should post this thread on spotting fake webbing markings on eBay and possibly aid the counterfeiter (potentially a member of Warrelics) in his technique, but I t

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    No René, those came from eBay listings. Lol

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    Here's another recent fake marking shown on a repro sling. Note how the stamps are becoming more accurate, perhaps I need to delete this thread...

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    Here's another common problem which involves the removing/obscuring the date to make webbing more desirable.

    The first example shows a medical bag with its 1950s date blacked out and a fake 1942 date added. 1950s webbing will often have stock numbers which can help with identification.

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    This second example is really a shame. It's a set of Pattern 1908 webbing that has components that were made c1937-40, but these dates have been blacked out and rubbed off so that the set could be sold as WWI vintage. Personally, I think late production P08 webbing is quite interesting in its own right!

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    A common style of fake WWI MECO markings, usually on canvas goods...

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    I was at a boot sale about two months ago in the Midlands, when I saw several of the Italian made three pocket charger pouches that had Fiochi marked snaps, and "1942 /l\" added in quite recent looking ink.

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    Yeah, those were pretty common on eBay too a few years back. To confuse matter, there were wartime Indian-made pouches in that same configuration...still looking for a set, actually.

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    I also have two Enfield slings I ought to post on here, they are most assuredly original slings but have far more recent ink stampings applied. Seemed kind of pointless to go to that trouble when I only paid $7 apiece for them...

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    You should post pictures mate, that's what this thread is for!

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