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Article about: by bwanek1 What our good friend here fails to recognize or acknowledge is that ALL of the pieces of the puzzle must fit for a fake to be truly convincing. Visually, a high-quality casting ma

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    good call Dimas and Ade thank you Gentlemen !. i must say that they had aged the button well , any guesses on its age ?

    Al

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    Hi Al, no real way to tell that one. It could have easily been made last week for all we know.

    I know that our forum friend Brad has an original 1194/40 in his collection. I am sure he will comment once he sees this thread.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thanks for the pics ade . That one looks like it was made last week !

    cheers Al

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    i`ve been looking at that button again , and the wear on it looks very even all over and not just on the proud surfaces ! I wonder if it has been lightly shot with a sand blaster to take the sheen off it !

    Al

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    Sorry to disappoint you, Ade, but I actually do not have an original 1194/40. I did get my hands on one of the 3-piece fakes a year or so ago and made some comparison photos with an original 1194-39 of mine at the time. It ia a pretty good fake, but, if you take a close look at the pebbling, you should see clear differences:
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    Here is an original that belongs to a friend. While the 3-piece fake is pretty close, there are some distinct differences in the materials and marking style. The fake which started this thread is a cheaply made cast copy (and, dare I say, fairly obviously so).
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    thanks for showing pics Brad , that repro you show is really close to the real thing isn`t it ? especially to the untrained eye , ie : mine . On the original i can see the pebbling is of better quality , the border on the crimped edge is smaller and neater and the identification stampings are different . Very easy to come unstuck there !

    cheers Al

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    the prices are between 250 and 350 Euro's

    Here's some other intresting pics. You can see it from inside
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    Quote by bwanek1 View Post
    Sorry to disappoint you, Ade, but I actually do not have an original 1194/40. I did get my hands on one of the 3-piece fakes a year or so ago and made some comparison photos with an original 1194-39 of mine at the time. It ia a pretty good fake, but, if you take a close look at the pebbling, you should see clear differences:
    Brad please enlight me - both of these on yours first picture are fake?

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    Quote by cysior View Post
    Brad please enlight me - both of these on yours first picture are fake?
    No, the 1194/39 on the left is original; the 1194/40 on the right is a fake. I simply didn't have an 1194/40 original to use for the photo to compare with the fake. However, as both the 1194/39 and 1194/40 originals have the same front design, the comparison is still good for showing the differences, especially in the pebbling.

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