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Scott 348 P12 Vertical Coil...is It Real?

 
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Posted 11/14/2020   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ehall928 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all-

This of course is the problem with W/F coils. They aren't worth expertising but they have enough value that they are commonly faked. I am trying to learn. I would like to sell some of these with some confidence that they are real, otherwise, I feel like they should all be destroyed but the hoarder in my soul balks at that idea (besides the initial cost).

Here it is... a presumed 348 perf 12 vertical coil. Watermark is correct and the stamp is 25 mm high.





What do you all think?

Thank you in advance!
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Posted 11/14/2020   3:02 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the right side has cut off perfs
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Posted 11/14/2020   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My vote
Trimmed by scissors.
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Posted 11/14/2020   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ALL perf 12 coils have been faked, common or not. The margins on this one do not appear to be parallel.
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Posted 11/14/2020   3:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also agree that those on the left appear to be perf holes.
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Posted 11/14/2020   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ehall928 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great catch. Thank you -- another thing to look out for :)
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Posted 11/15/2020   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chevelle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The key measurement on a vertical flat plate press coil such as 348 is the side to side measurement. Ideally it should be 21.5mm, but can vary by up to a .25mm. Any variance of .5mm or more should be reason to pass on the stamp.
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Posted 11/15/2020   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neither straight edge appear to be straight cuts. The perfs look OK, so its probably a trimmed 374. If you are going to sell W/F perf. 12s on-line and want to get anywhere close to catalogue, you'll have to cert. them. I wouldn't destroy it--good to keep for reference and a reminder--I've some to remind me.....
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Edited by Al E. Gator - 11/15/2020 10:22 am
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Posted 11/15/2020   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Good eye rlsny!
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