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#1 Bob M

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:41 AM

Does anyone know how to identify an original or fake WW2 First aid Kit, Parachutist?

For example: Is this one original?

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9398/paratrooperfirstaidpacklv2.jpg http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/263/paratrooperfirstaidpackcj7.jpg

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:43 AM

http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=2071

Look here and it should answer all your questions.

#3 BOB K. RKSS

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:59 PM

Quick test: authentic will make a rattling sound, when shaken, caused by the morphine syrett in it's cardboard box.

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#4 Bob M

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:33 PM

Morphine set has been removed :cry:

But I think it's an original, stitching looks good, First Aid marking looks also good. Think I'll take the shot! Thanks for the help :)

Bob

#5 Johan Willaert

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:09 AM

Looks fake to me.... compare to the known fakes I describe in the other topic...

#6 glenm

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:06 AM

Bob,

This looks to me like one made by a certain collector/re-enactor in the Netherlands (and sold by him as reproductions, I hasten to add). I've got the exact same one that I use for re-enacting.

Cheers,
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#7 Bob M

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:59 PM

It's probably an early reproduction. Thanks for the information guys!

Bob


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