Quote by Carfin LEWYS View Post
Hello gentlemen,

Unfortunately this type of "scam" is becoming more and more common and unless you take legal action against the seller, which you are not even sure of winning, "the mass is said".
If you cannot find the item yourself or are not 1000 percent sure of the authenticity of the item, move on.
In the world of collectors, there is an adage:
“Buy the item for what it is, don't buy the story that is sold with it.”

Best regards from Alsace , France;
I agree with you of course Carfin. In the above case it may be difficult to instigate any legal action because the item is not in its "original" state as it has been treated to remove the rust. As already stated buy the item and not the story, or ask for advise on the forum is always a good idea.