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    FAKE KG13 on eBay (Avia S-199) - BEWARE

    Hey guys...

    though this is made of German parts...it is for an Avia S-199.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/263797789253



    The column is original, as it the actual basic grip...however...

    1) The Mk108 button was added by the seller (I know this because the button I sold on ebay last year)

    2) The 2-prong plug and helmet plug are 100% Avia S-199. This is how they wired them up, as I have owned a couple

    3) The data plate is REPRO. On all Avia S-199 grips, they removed the German data plate. As people started to collect them, the Czechs made a cheap copy of this plate (silk screened as opposed to acid etch), and started to re-attach them to S-199 grips.


    if it was 100% original, the asking price would be about right...but as a Frankenstein KG13, not even close.

    Seller says he is in Germany...but he is Czech. Look at his negative feedback...seems to sell other fake items as well.

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    I save the pictures in this thread for future reference




    Andy
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by harrison987 View Post
                          Hey guys...

                          though this is made of German parts...it is for an Avia S-199.


                          https://www.ebay.com/itm/263797789253



                          The column is original, as it the actual basic grip...however...

                          1) The Mk108 button was added by the seller (I know this because the button I sold on ebay last year)

                          2) The 2-prong plug and helmet plug are 100% Avia S-199. This is how they wired them up, as I have owned a couple

                          3) The data plate is REPRO. On all Avia S-199 grips, they removed the German data plate. As people started to collect them, the Czechs made a cheap copy of this plate (silk screened as opposed to acid etch), and started to re-attach them to S-199 grips.


                          if it was 100% original, the asking price would be about right...but as a Frankenstein KG13, not even close.

                          Seller says he is in Germany...but he is Czech. Look at his negative feedback...seems to sell other fake items as well.
                          Mike - appreciate the heads up! Lots of ways to lose money quickly on relics nowadays if one does not take the time to research and use a forum for feedback before the purchase

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                            Originally posted by beretta1934 View Post
                            Mike - appreciate the heads up! Lots of ways to lose money quickly on relics nowadays if one does not take the time to research and use a forum for feedback before the purchase
                            You have to beware and be on WAF to get the know who about things




                            Andy

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                              Hi Harrison,

                              I recently saw a KG13 on ebay, but it felt fishy. The auction was active only for 24 hours and it was already sold.
                              Safety catch looks weird to me. There is a huge space between it and the upper button.

                              What do you think?

                              https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steuerknupp...rdt=true&rt=nc

                              Regards,
                              Arnold

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