For over 3 years I have studied and cataloged every counterfeit, fake, reproduction or bogus label, box, and item of Colt packaging that I see. It was about 3 years ago that this particular label was produced and first appeared in a number of Gun Broker listings. I first saw this label when Gunkwazy posted a thread about it and warned that we will soon see a flood of these fake products. Because of the composition of my collection, I took this warning to heart and have endeavored to learn as much as I can, and share as much as I can, about these fake products.I don't think Marc is on the fence about that one.. just a gut feeling Is there any particular thing(S) that determine its a fake? Letter faunt, label or letter color?
It looks newer than the box to me, but I've seen people argue back and forth on that.
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|Bidders: I have been asked several questions about the Factory Box and whether or not it is the correct vintage box for this Colt. As far as I know it is correct! I bought this Python just as you see in the photos, was assured it was unfired since Factory Test and never had any questions as to it's correctness. There is a very fine turn-line on the cylinder, which has occurred on every Colt Revolver I have ever owned. This just seems to be an expected event when one does open the cylinder, clean and/or handle their Colt Revolvers through the years. Accordingly, as stated, it is an excellent Python with a Colt Factory Box and a serial # designated for this Python that has the Manual, Screw Driver, and Paperwork.'|