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#1 IMPERIAL QUEST

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:54 AM

I have tried 5 times to post pics of these, but every time I try, Explorer freezes, and I have to re-start the program....so if you will please look at the link below, and give me your opinions on a maker... :) It is item # 443

http://www.jessensre.../jesframes.html

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:38 AM

They look like Juarez (Mexico) made which have been 'curved'. $60 is a good price.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:43 AM

They look like Juarez (Mexico) made which have been 'curved'. $60 is a good price.
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Thanks for the help Bob. I never would have guessed Juarez (with my limited knowledge) because of the lack of the pointed "upsweep" at the wing tips.

Was the curvature effect done at the time of manufacture, or was this a refinement made by the wearer?

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:51 AM

It looks like an "issue" GEMSCO wing

here is a Juarez
http://www.conradwin...crew_Jaurez.jpg

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:56 AM

It looks like an "issue" GEMSCO wing

here is a Juarez
http://www.conradwin...crew_Jaurez.jpg



Hi Paul,

Thanks for the reply...funny, I was just looking at your site and saw some Navigator wings by GEMSCO that I was going to post here for comparison - the shape of the wing is identical. About the curve, was this done at the time of manufacture?

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

Steven,

The original owner most likely did that, as you can see, the pin is a bit longer an it otherwise should be. I have had lots of wings that were "vaulted" by the wearer. It can make it a pain to display them! If they haven't shortened the pin, and they aren't named, sometimes I will flatten them back out.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:36 AM

Steven,

The original owner most likely did that, as you can see, the pin is a bit longer an it otherwise should be. I have had lots of wings that were "vaulted" by the wearer. It can make it a pain to display them! If they haven't shortened the pin, and they aren't named, sometimes I will flatten them back out.

Paul



Thanks Paul, that makes sense to me. I kind of like that Personal touch look. Hopefully, they will set well in a riker http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

One final question, since the center disc appears to be soldered separately, is this type of wing merely a converted Observer wing? Thanks again all.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:42 AM

I have never actually taken one apart :) but that is my understanding

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:44 AM

I have never actually taken one apart :) but that is my understanding

Paul


Many thanks. Take care...

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:47 AM

Well, I returned these immediately after receipt. It doesn't show in the pics, but these wings were not just curved, they were bent to hell. In fact, it may have happened in shipping as they were delivered in one of those crappy "padded" cream colored shipping sleeves. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif In addition, there was nothing in the site description that indicated that the clasp was crushed and the small rotating locking device was completely gone. I don't think this happened in shipping as there were no broken pieces in the envelope. This is the second time that I have had a bad experience at that site. I will not buy anything else there. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif

What reeeeaaaally ticks me off about this is when I e-mailed Jessn to tell him of the find, his reply was..."Aircrew members curved their wings to give them a custom look"......uhhhh, yea, I knew that, but they didn't twist the crap out of them. He never said a word about the crushed clasp that I mentioned in the e-mail. Ok, I am done complaining now, I feel better.


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