Real or Faux? Real box plate? Repro?

3rdTennCo.C

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Also picked up this guy today, same thing as the bill in my other post, a bit skeptical. Real? Repro? I know its hard to tell if its not in person.
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ucvrelics

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Hard to say are the loops iron or steel?
 

Tom Hughes

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I dug a box plate back in June and my hooks are iron.
If mine is typical, than I'm going to say yours may be a reproduction.
 

Package4

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That is a repro, the lead fill is overfilled, you want to see an almost concave lead back, in addition it appears to be artificially aged and the loops are suspect, if it quacks like a duck...…...
 

3rdTennCo.C

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That is a repro, the lead fill is overfilled, you want to see an almost concave lead back, in addition it appears to be artificially aged and the loops are suspect, if it quacks like a duck...…...
Yea I figured as much because it was priced as such, I was just curious because it was in a cabinet of actual original belt plates and breast plates that were priced accordingly
 
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