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2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Re: But why reproduce such an item ?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 11:20:31 AM »
 It's bloody amazing the things they reproduce these days. ::)
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Re: But why reproduce such an item ?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
It's bloody amazing the things they reproduce these days. ::)

Bloody annoying !! >:(
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Re: But why reproduce such an item ?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 11:37:44 AM »
How many of those would they need to sell to make a profit which, after all, is the only reason for making them? It isn't exactly a high-demand item, is it!?
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Re: But why reproduce such an item ?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 11:40:34 AM »
I like to handle repro stuff when I get the chance because it keeps me abreast of how accurate or not the reproduction items are.

On Bombphoons website, he has a couple of repro Prestige suits, one he describes as the most accurate reproduction available, I've seen these in the flesh and they are rubbish, so many things wrong with them, I don't know what they copied them from but it wasn't an original prestige suit.

I would like to see one of the repro E* masks to see what the rubber is like, originals come in two very distinct types of rubber and I would like to see if the repro's bear any resemblance to this.
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Re: But why reproduce such an item ?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 04:33:53 AM »
There are several dealers on eBay who specialize in repro packaging. It's really aimed at re-enacters who like to fill their kitbags with authentic-looking ration packs etc., and to use as "props" to dress their displays.
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