The telltale sign of a restamp or new engraving is always the machining marks. The machining grooves, horizontal lines around the circumfrence of the receiver, appear similar to a brushed finish when looking closely under magnification. When creating a fake, the remnants of the old mum or the grind marks left where it was, must first be filed away smooth. This necessitates the metal be polished smooth afterward, before applying the fake new marking. The faint machining marks never survive the polishing. On this particular example the machining marks appear to extend right up to the edge lines of the mum.
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