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#352734 11/29/2021 04:30 AM
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Hi guys,

Is this frog authentic? It looks good to me but I know there a lot of convincing copies around.
Any insights would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

John

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I remember hearing many times the only legitimate white frogs were those reverse marked by A. Fischer Berlin.

Can’t say if that is a hard and fast rule however. I would agree with you that this one looks good.


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Thanks Bill,

Yes I've heard that too about white frogs (I think Wittmann has also mentioned that a few times). My concern is that this is an authentic K98 frog that has been painted white at some later point (i.e. its not factory).

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Hi John,

Yes, that's a conundrum I believe you won't be able to resolve to your satisfaction. The paint is nicely crazed so it doesn't look "new" and the construction looks like a period item. It would be fine in your nice Polizei collection, albeit with a lower price to reflect the doubt.


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