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254/42 SS skull with 835 silver mark

Article about: Hi guys, came upon this 254/42 skull with broken prongs and 835 silver mark. Looks fine to me at first sight but also think that it could be a cast fake... What are your thoughts?

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    Hi guys, came upon this 254/42 skull with broken prongs and 835 silver mark. Looks fine to me at first sight but also think that it could be a cast fake...
    What are your thoughts?

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    IMO is fake
    They are greatly improving the copies

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    Thanks for the reply. What worries me the most is the 'thing' that I marked with the elips.

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    a lack of detail for a quality Totenkopf.

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    Well thx Harry, but there are more types of TK's with less detail that are also genuine...

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ID:	778726How does one spell the word: " C A S T" ? versus stamped.....?
    Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 12-18-2014 at 12:29 AM.
    damit, basta.

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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    How does one spell the word: " C A S T" ? versus stamped.....?
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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    How does one spell the word: " C A S T" ? versus stamped.....?
    I do think this a cast example FB. Just want to be sure of it...

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    These are not broken prongs - these stumps are an integral part of the casting = one piece with skull .
    Note the bubbles too , and surface roughness , no doubt this one is fake ..
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    Please compare ..

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    .. the detail .
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    Thanks to colleague Winkelmann for his informative posts.
    damit, basta.

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