Oppinions on this Glider Pilot wing please
Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:12 AM
Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:31 AM
Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:04 AM
Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:43 PM
However, 2 points are typical of the restrikes, (1) the pin open to far (as said above, they used pins that should only open to about 80 degrees or so) and (2) some of the restrikes tended to have a sort of glossy, flat black finish on them. This wing seems to have both strikes against it, so is not unreasonable to think it is a restrike.
It seems that the problem with the pin is not a 100% rule, as now some of the restrikes have the correct opening pin. In addition, with a little silver polish to remove the black paint and some time being artificially aged, you can get a wing that has more of the characteristics of the original.
The final thing that I do not like is the wavy, uneven back of this wing. In the originals, the metal is almost always perfectly flat with a kind of "pebbly" finish.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:05 AM
Edited by militarymodels, 25 April 2008 - 11:08 AM.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:20 PM
I think these were made in late 40'
I think these were made in the 1990s at the earliest.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:43 PM
IMHO this is a good chance for novice collectors to really study a good FAKE restrike NS MEYER wing. They show many of the classic characteristics of the restrike wings. The pin is wrong, the patina is wrong, and the sterling mark is wrong. Sometimes, it is easier to learn how to first ID the fakes rather than trying to ID the real ones .
Posted 26 April 2008 - 02:43 AM
This is a modern Meyer restrike. Giveaway is always the pin. On the WWII originals there is a lock-stop which holds the pin at 45 degrees. The restrike pins open to 180 degrees as shown on this wing.
Bob... thanks for that information. I for one was not aware! s/f Darrell
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