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Darrell was kind enough to advise me on the “Dotted Date” DKiG I posted. Because of his expertise, I have decided not to complete the purchase. Since that time I have found another DKiG being offered from a dealer in the UK. It is listed as a “134” Otto Klein and the asking price is $2500 usd. I have attached photos, any advice or recommendations, since I don’t have any experience with the DKiG?

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Guest Darrell

Hi mate, you gotta be careful with the Klein's.

Before you buy, I would ask for some much larger pictures. These type are faked to pretty high standards.

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Hi mate, you gotta be careful with the Klein's.

Before you buy, I would ask for some much larger pictures. These type are faked to pretty high standards.

Again, thank you, I may just give up until I know a lot more on the subject. The following is what I know of the seller, you might know of him.

Web site with larger pictures of the DKiG: http://www.fallschirmjager.biz

Seller: Mike W. Grant

EMail: Mike.W.grant@btopenworld.com

Telephone: 07802-425911

Town: Ampthill, Bedfordshire UK

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I'd ask for some clearer pictures of the rivets from behind. A little dark and they don;t seem to be what you would normally expect. The pin looks like a replacement.

Other than that it looks promising.

Again, these are a large investment. Always be sure before spending the money. He does offer a 7 day return policy, but I've never heard of him so I can't comment on whether he's a straight shooter or not.

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I'd ask for some clearer pictures of the rivets from behind. A little dark and they don;t seem to be what you would normally expect. The pin looks like a replacement.

Other than that it looks promising.

Again, these are a large investment. Always be sure before spending the money. He does offer a 7 day return policy, but I've never heard of him so I can't comment on whether he's a straight shooter or not.

Finally received a different photo of the rivets. Does this alter your opinion?

Also, I was invited to a collectors home on Tuesday of this week. He has one of the most amazing collections of military items I have ever seen. The high point, and there were many, was when he brought out a Knight Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds. he just bought it from a vet who found it during WW2.

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Finally received a different photo of the rivets. Does this alter your opinion?

Also, I was invited to a collectors home on Tuesday of this week. He has one of the most amazing collections of military items I have ever seen. The high point, and there were many, was when he brought out a Knight Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds. he just bought it from a vet who found it during WW2.

The pitures are terrible. I cant see what i want to see.

Based on these i think it looks like a heavily messed with original or a bad one all together.

Find a better one from a seller who isnt scared to make decent pictures.

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Hello there,

One thing that I always studied on OK's was not only the maker mark but the catch. If you view these and notice how they are on originals you should be much better off at spotting the fakes.

William Kramer

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