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    As usual azshot, you are spot on! Problem is ethical AND “modern replica or recreation” simply rarely go together. The reason being is human nature, greed, of which I was a chief too. We cannot serve 2 masters for we will love one and hate the other. We cannot serve God and Mammon. Unfortunately I’ve let many things master me, but Praise God, I finally saw the Light. This verse I have to revisit from time to time, I post with me being front of the line. Matthew 16:26

    One thing, I do respect about Keith Brown, is he does his grips where they can’t easily be “transformed” into “originals”. He is an extremely talented grip maker also. That being said, if I can get a nice original set for 50% more, it’s an easy choice for me. Now if originals get 4x-5x more then that’s an easy choice for me the other way lol. Some say his are higher quality than the originals, some cases I can see that as a factual statement, others I can’t. It’s a case by case situation. All that being said, I respect KB’s work. He’s the only one turning out “Modern Ropers” I would even consider buying.
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    What do you guys think about these?

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/845104659
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    I’m 99% sure those are reproductions. Better reproductions but not original Ropers imo. This seller did sell what I believe were original Ropers recently, very unusual, but I believe original Ropers. The price reflects the unusualality of them. Think I just made up a word there ....
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/837848115

    I’d like to have them in hand to give my official approval but I’d would have been comfortable enough to bid on them. The current ones, I would not bid on at a price range even half of original Ropers. Just my personal opinion
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    BigG good eye! And yes I tried to buy those bid over 1200 but didn’t get them. If they would of been colt I would of had to own them! I have so many I just try to buy the unusual now.
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    Ok, my turn, I’ll post one... Real or Fake? I know you aren’t holding them, but best guess.

    At least 10 pictures coming so please wait on all, want every angle shown
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    Obviously I'm not holding them, but my gut is telling me fakes. Clearly escutcheons and screw are modern. Notice they have the same wood and color of the ones I posted on GB. I would not feel comfortable calling these Ropers.
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    ^^^ I agree... unfortunately lol. Man I wanted them to be real but within 5 seconds of pulling them out of box, I said FAKES!
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    I feel your pain. This is a good set for discussion. Purchased these in a "Lot". Was really hoping the were Ropers




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