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1916 Berlin liner. What the heck? Is this real?
Hey! Thanks! The liner is not "new" & I have a trained eye for Japanese stuff, especially leather goods. I'd like to know if a "repro" like this is, or was, available. If a repro, why place the "Berlin 1916" stamp so close to the rear 'paper clip' rivet, that it's hard to see?Without having the opportunity to look at it first hand, it is hard to be sure. Being a reenactor I have never seen that big ink stamp so I can't be sure, but if I had to bet money on it just based on the photos I would say that it is a reproduction, the same with the chin strap. Now, someone else may have another opinion and examples of documented ink stamps from the same maker. I am going to move this to "John P. Sheehan’s World War I Militaria And Arms" where you can get some more opinions in case John, Bayonetcollector,. Gustaf B and others can give you their take on it. Don't do anything to it until you have more opinions, if real it is in very nice condition.
I'd like to know if a "repro" like this is, or was, available. If a repro, why place the "Berlin 1916" stamp so close to the rear 'paper clip' rivet, that it's hard to see?
Repros, that are this good, outside my main field are... not so bad.
I agree, John. I've moved two threads during this time, both to a more appropriate forum (the militaria board and the current events board) one of them on the authors own request.I have noticed in the little time that I have been able to spend on the Forums since the last server change, that everyone is REALLY CLAMPING DOWN on OT posts. On this Forum I would like to please back off a bit.
We are all friends here and as long as the thread is in anyway related to WWI, firearms, bayonets, misc. etc. etc., let's please not jump up and down and move everything around. If it's a beef jerkey or beannie baby thread, by all means move the the Collector's Forum to piss of Tuco!
Also, as was the case here, if a thread can be moved somewhere more appropriate to getting the person an accurate answer or information, then by all means move it accordingly. Well done T.P.
Just my $ .02 worth.
I just edited the title to avoid further misunderstandings.Sorry Gus, the title is my fault. Arisakadogs originally posted this question on the Mauser Forum and I thought he might get more help here. Off topic (maybe) for the Mauser Forum but definitely on topic for this one.
Aw c'mon John, it aint cold there yet!
Last time I was there in winter (Jan and Feb 2006), it was -38C on Red Square, at night (day was -22). Now THAT was cold - a real nut clencher shall we say
GOD, I MISS MOSCOW!