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PostSubject: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:25 am

As you all know I bought a few repro guns initially before I knew any better. Now I'm buying everything authentic. But I have mixed them up and I no longer know which is which. I know that the collection on one total shelf is all original. The other is mix match. How should I go about figuring this out?
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:27 pm



My collection came from my childhood and the youth of another guy. But as you did i mixed some figures in my set. I was in the same situation for some figures. No choice, i checked all the weapons, one by one with tig. It's a big job situation, but finally it wasn't unpleasant. I did learn more and more in the process.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:32 pm

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My collection came from my childhood and the youth of another guy. But as you did i mixed some figures in my set. I was in the same situation for some figures. No choice, i checked all the weapons, one by one with tig. It's a big job situation, but finally it wasn't unpleasant. I did learn more and more in the process.

I can't see really well and I have to use a jewelers loupe to see the details of most of them. Or a magnifying glass. Guess I'll do one by one based on TIG info.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Really no other alternative I can see. It's either check them one by one now, or quarantine them all and replace them all with authentic and then check them later. Either way they would have to eventually be checked for authenticity (unless you want reproduction stuff mixed in).

Luckily it is only one shelf, and surely you remember which weapon type so if uncommon stuff like bossk, or Leia boush, or etc is on there they could be easily identified if you didn't buy repro of them.

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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Broke --- I have a big myopia myself and sometimes I have to look over my glasses for small details to be sure.
I understand the feeling. Good luck  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm

It's one shelf and ONLY Stormtrooper blasters or Han Solo blasters. That's the only 2 that are repro so I'll check them all out 1 by 1 and I'll more than likely use my known authentic guns to help. Plus all the TIG resources available. I know every Leia blaster I had was fake but I haven't been able to source any from the forums.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:09 pm

Anybody ever use a microscope to check out details?
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:14 pm

I just use sunshine and a magnifying glass.( not to melt them!!) If it is just Imperial & rebel blasters- float test them- if you know for sure it's only two & two sink- you've found them.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:44 pm

I spent 3 hours tonight float testing everything. I have a list now. I'm also going to put liquid paper on the repro so I know which ones to throw away.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:09 am

I was going to say the same as AJ only I will group them in types and knowing what floats and what doesn't. I will just drop them all in at once and scoop the floaters out instead of one at a time, that way if for what ever reason I get districted I won't need to worry about forgetting anything.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:35 pm

you could also post up best pics you can get, we can all take a look.

If you even wanted you could send them to me. I'd look, label and return them

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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 pm

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you could also post up best pics you can get, we can all take a look.

If you even wanted you could send them to me. I'd look, label and return them
You want me to send the repros to you that you'll label and send back? Not sure I understand what that's about.
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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:59 pm

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@DarthBerizing wrote:
you could also post up best pics you can get, we can all take a look.

If you even wanted you could send them to me. I'd look, label and return them
You want me to send the repros to you that you'll label and send back?  Not sure I understand what that's about.

Not what he meant. He was saying you could send the entire batch of weapons (the good and bad mixed) and he would look them over, label real from repro and return them.

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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:47 pm

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@Broke wrote:
@DarthBerizing wrote:
you could also post up best pics you can get, we can all take a look.

If you even wanted you could send them to me. I'd look, label and return them
You want me to send the repros to you that you'll label and send back?  Not sure I understand what that's about.

Not what he meant. He was saying you could send the entire batch of weapons (the good and bad mixed) and he would look them over, label real from repro and return them.

Bingo Bango!

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PostSubject: Re: So I've run into a little problem   Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:00 am

@DarthBerizing wrote:
@trappedtexan wrote:
@Broke wrote:
@DarthBerizing wrote:
you could also post up best pics you can get, we can all take a look.

If you even wanted you could send them to me. I'd look, label and return them
You want me to send the repros to you that you'll label and send back?  Not sure I understand what that's about.

Not what he meant. He was saying you could send the entire batch of weapons (the good and bad mixed) and he would look them over, label real from repro and return them.

Bingo Bango!

Ohhhhh ok. I've got them all squared away now. I know what's real and what's fake. The float test took care of what I wasn't sure of but I appreciate the offer.
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