Thanks, as you can tell I'm still learning when it comes to this sort of thing and so you've just saved me a few quid. Much appreciated !
This is a new generation fake, with the front of a M1/24 skull and the back of a 499/41..
Thanks, that's exactly what I did. I just wanted confirmation of you guys to be sure. Believe it or not, I am slowly getting to recognize the fakes a bit better thanks to this site !
That's scary !
Save photos of authentic ones to a folder for reference. Initially, to the untrained eye, the various makers may look similar - they are not. Each have their unique attributes.
But, of the major types, there are certain leading traits which are essential for the beginner.
We have been over this sterile field ten thousand and one times.