Author Topic: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon  (Read 17716 times)

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Anyone know or have any tips?


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2003, 10:40 PM »
Well theres a few of ways to tell. One would be to drop the weapon on a hard surface. The sound will be different. A repro will kinda make a ping sound where a real one would make a thump sound. The other way to to try & bend them. If they are stiff then it maybe a repro. If it bends then that is good. Also there is a glossy shine to the repro weapons as apossed to the dull coat of the vintage.

There maybe other ways to tell. Anyone else have thoughts on telling them apart?

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2003, 10:49 AM »
I use the "ping' and "bend" tests.  The "ping" test works good on the guns, but I'm not sure about sabers, bows, spears, etc.  Alot of repro weapons tend to be made out of the same type plastic as model kits.  Originals aren't like this.  There's another thread about it here, and a few on the OTHER site.   ;)
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2003, 10:20 AM »
I too recommend the drop and sound tests, once you hear the difference it is very easy to tell :-*

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2003, 10:49 PM »
auction clicky

Can you tell if these are real or not just by looking?  There is another auction currently on for repro weapons, but it is openly admitted.  I am curious about this one.
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2003, 11:09 PM »
They do seem to look OK. Won't be able to tell till there actually in hand. Though I have no idea what the heck that big gun on top & the 2 bottom right hand guns are. They maybe from GI Joe?
What gets me is there is around 22 hrs left in the auction & around 124 hits on his view counter & no bids. With 51 vintage weapons I found on eBay, I find that strange.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2003, 11:35 PM »
I dunno why, maybe 9 SW weapons for $10.00 is too much?  Maybe that first one ticks off everybody else.  

Look at the bottom two guns (scout trooper?) see the glare off the one on the right?  Might be the lighting but it looks different from its sibling to the left of it. ???
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2003, 11:41 PM »
Go with your gut, see my post on help from today.  


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2003, 11:53 PM »
It could be reflection from the light. There is the odd one that has a spot of a shine to them.
Nope, those 2 guns are not SW.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2003, 12:37 AM »
Figures weapons clicky guide is most helpful, gracias.  

So three of 10 then not SW, maybe that's why no bids.  I was just curious really.  Still trying to just buy complete stuff.  Really only accomplishing making sellers happy and other bidders pay more though.  Latest miss was on 5 Yodas last night.  No, I don't know what I would do with 5 Yodas, but hey, the price was in my ballpark, so what the heck.   ;D
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #10 on: July 2, 2003, 02:25 AM »
Hey guys does the Nien Numb gun come in grey and black?

Same question on the bespin gun grey and black?

B-Wing grey and black?

Lastly Han Hoth, grey and blue?


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #11 on: July 2, 2003, 08:53 AM »
Looks like most of these have been answered at RS.

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The Han Hoth gun is interesting. I have seen it in both Black & Blue. It might be from the release on 2 different cards. ESB & ROTJ cards. The Grey gun is fake! Just like a Grey Jawa Blaster!

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #12 on: July 2, 2003, 10:11 AM »
Dale the Bespin, Han, or Nien gun that is grey is fake?  

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #13 on: July 2, 2003, 10:35 AM »
Dale the Bespin, Han, or Nien gun that is grey is fake?  

I'm not so sure about this...  I'm pretty sure that gun was at some point made in grey.  Which figures the grey version came with I don't recall.  Wish I had my vintage stuff with me...

I may be wrong, since I'm by no means a vintage expert, but I'm pretty sure I've got a couple of grey versions of that gun, and if I do, they're definitely not repros...

Good luck with figuring it all out Matthew...   :-\

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repo. weapon.
« Reply #14 on: July 2, 2003, 10:36 AM »
That would be the Han Hoth Grey gun. I never seen him with a Grey gun before. I presume this is the gun in question?



I do have a grey gun but it is a repro.