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Rank pips : How to recognize originals

Article about: Here I will make a small tutorial about them. First about the fake pips. They are made in well known type only. Originals in that shape must be magnetic: steel covered with fat layer of bras

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    Default Rank pips : How to recognize originals

    Here I will make a small tutorial about them.
    First about the fake pips. They are made in well known type only. Originals in that shape must be magnetic: steel covered with fat layer of brass. Due of time some of the originals can change the color, but never lost their magnetyic properties.
    Here is the picture:
    Left is original magnetic scuare, and right is the copy
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    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Here is comparision of the same type two of them origianls ( left, red pre-war and after 1941 year-field. Marked 1 is fake)
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Back part of fakes and originals, note - the welding
    1 is fakes 2 is original examples
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    marked 1 and 2 fakes and in second picture just a close up of the screwback welding on the fake
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Here is enamel comparision, the color is not a red flag, but you can find some differences in quality, sometimes the fakes made better in quality. 1 is fakes 2 -original
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Sometimes the early fakes has a brass welding, and the quality is much lower , left example is fake, two of the rights is repaired steel originals
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Mix of original rank pips
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    And mix of fakes
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Original triangles on a collartab
    left is age damaged and rust, right is early painted brass example pointed as number 1
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    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Another examples whith age traces
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    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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