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Old 01-20-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Zenitco Real vs fake?

Hey guys, i have an opportunity to purchase some zenitco items second hand. They are the B10m lhg, b30 & b31 set and the b13 side rail. The finish on the b30 & 31 seem to be much more shiny and bumpy then that of the b13, and b10. I was wondering if anyone has first hand experience with either the real deal or airsoft stuff and is there a fairly simple way to discern the two? the parts are new unmounted, the prices are lower then online but not super low. Not sure if he has the blue stamp thing from zenit. I'd love to pimp out my SLR but im not going to do it with zinc made knockoffs. Any and all help would be appreciated guys thanks!
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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All genuine ZenitCo parts must have passport with blue stamp and signature prooving quality control pass. Otherwise it can be TWI made replica.
Btw finish on B-13 can actually be different from B-30. Modern B-13 have more matte finish.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:21 PM   #3
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If you are able to see pictures of the ACTUAL items you want to purchase, compare them to the ones on distributors site. Sometimes there are minor differences which can be easily seen.
If it is a direct copy - you wont see any difference. Matter of fact even if you purchase both(real and fake), you wont feel the difference without going into destructive mode.

That passport with blue stamp is good for nothing, zenitco parts are not serialized.
Some of us give 0 shits bout any junk papers that come with items, so we throw them away without even looking at them, so you can imagine how many of those passports have been thrown away.

Price indicator is not much of a help either. No one wants to pay Zenitco prices, and no one wants to sell zenitco items for what people are willing to pay for them. Decently priced items sit in MP for months, and those who are looking to do a quick sale are questioned about integrity of their items.

In case If you got this far and still cant figure out wtf im saying to you, answer is : NO, YOU ARE LITERALLY PLAYING A RUSSIAN ROULETTE.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:03 AM   #4
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where is a good place to get their screws?
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #5
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where is a good place to get their screws?
Hardware store M5x12 or M5x10 (i think x12 is a little too long)
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Hardware store M5x12 or M5x10 (i think x12 is a little too long)
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:44 PM   #7
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I've got one of the chinese sourced ones on one of my SAIGA's, and it's made well IMO.

I couldn't tell you the actual differences. In truth, after the "I gotta have it" phase,
now I look at it, and it's too long and cumbersome compared to other options out there.

not to mention, all the rails it has, I just never put that much on the forend of an AK.
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