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Caveat Emptor Buyer beware!

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    This is the sort of thing to watch out for..............photos taken at angles .................only to deceive.............Caveat Emptor And an M40 to boot!
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    John,
    I know the saying caveat emptor, but, as my knowledge of 3rd Reich head dress is "limited" other than being able to id a helmet, peaked cap etc, can you please explain the problems with this one for me and others.

    Thanks

    Regards etc

    Ian D

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    Ian

    Fake decals. Both of them.

    Paints wrong, and it's an M40.................nuff said

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    About 11 years ago I was burned by such photos by an ebay seller, jimmyduck, from Louisiana. Poor lighting, angled photographs, and an over eager me left me convinced that a completely reworked M40 was a mint SD SS. $1501 later (alot of money for a SD SS lid in those days - boy, was my wife pissed!) I was left with a nearly worthless paperweight, a bruised ego, and the incentive to do a little more research and alot more close scrutiny of a piece before parting with a significant sum on the hope that a possible purchase is real. John's advice is right on! Jim G.

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    Both decals are far too bright in colour and no such thing as a double decal M40.Well we all make mistakes and live and learn in order to fight another day

    Tom

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    Quote by John Brandon View Post
    Ian

    Fake decals. Both of them.

    Paints wrong, and it's an M40.................nuff said
    That's it , nothing TR period on that one. Glad you saved us from having to look at the liner

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    Quote by Schwerpunkt View Post
    That's it , nothing TR period on that one. Glad you saved us from having to look at the liner
    Frank, there didn't seem much point, but it's on sale for nearly 500!!!

    Blood boil, comes to mind!

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    Ouch-somebody is going to get burned! Knowledge is power guys!

    Rob

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