I am not an expert but the label on the last picture (Python) seems odd to me......but I could be wrong!
Again, (like the boxman and others) you have to pay attention to the wording. He never says original boxes but ''correct numbered boxes'' so any box with the correct serial number is a correct numbered box.Both...Real Fake!
I thought about emailing him about his spelling problem but said to myself Nah. He's smart enough to run a printer maybe he'll pull his head out and spell check it himself. He's been spreading his diseased listings for a few years in a market I love very much so I won't do anything to help him.
The real stuff will always be good. That is why there are gun forums. So we can descuss the crap. Its the same with Lugers.Does anyone worry that these fake boxes/labels get to the point where there undetectable. This makes me want to sell my REAL stuff while the market is strong and before it gets to overpopulated with made up shit.
It would be interesting to search these archives for similar threads from about 4 years ago. This was when it all started, with the first attempt at a copy of the wood-grain box and Python gold foil label. There were a number of concerned posters back then, and I suppose I can't blame them. Those that have followed this Counterfeit Colt Packaging Industry over these years, probably feel the way I do; the junk being produced today is in many ways easier to discern than the original fake box and label. In fact, I think the market has turned against these dishonest schemers, and has become more educated. Buyers and collectors have figured out that there are far fewer authentic NIB Pythons (and other Colts) out there than the bogus Gun Broker listings would lead you to believe. The more junk in the market, the more valuable your authentic package becomes.Does anyone worry that these fake boxes/labels get to the point where there undetectable. This makes me want to sell my REAL stuff while the market is strong and before it gets to overpopulated with made up shit.
If your belief is based on the fact that the serial number lookup on Colt's website reflects that the Anaconda and Python are actually stainless and not bright stainless model numbers, then you are correct. Too bad GunBroker.com doesn't have a comment section to expose this crook. Some poor sucker is going to get, well.....suckered.I think pretty much everything about them is fake, especially the last label, wow. As far as the Python and Anaconda, I believe them to be refinished. Originally plain STS.