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BC-721-A Namplate. Genuine or Repro?


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#1 armysoldierant1944

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:26 PM

Hi All,

 

I would your opinion regarding the authenicity of the nameplate pictured. To my knowledge, real nameplates would have a black background with silver/white letters. This one is just a plain plate with the stampings. I noticed the contract date is early 1942. Could this be an early nameplate?

 

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#2 armysoldierant1944

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:03 AM

I have never seen an original BC-721 data plate so I'm not sure about this one. But notice how beat up the screws are compared to the rest of the unit. It looks like the radio has been restored using parts from several units. That might account for the worn look to the data plate.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:04 AM

And the antenna cover is wrong for a BC-721. It should be flat on top and not rounded like this one.




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