Originally Posted By uscmCorps:
It's been answered previously. Something made by PTS will clearly have "PTS" engraved on the product somewhere. You wouldn't have hard to look. So if you bought a CTR or other Magpul looking item without PTS written on it, it is either genuine or an unauthorized fake. You don't see too many fakes for sale in the US, but honestly, your best bet is to buy from an established retailer/dealer. You don't have far to look, Magpul, DSGArms, AimSurplus, Brownells, BravoCo. SKDTac, RainierArms ... the list goes on. Buying from an unknown is going to be a gamble. Most Ebay sellers would definitely qualify as unknowns. Maybe you save a few dollars, but what you may also lose is peace of mind that perhaps you bought a fake.
Geez, I read through this whole thread looking for my answer before I posted and I completely skipped your last paragraph where you stated it would have a "PTS" logo on it. Sorry for bringing it back up, I'll try to read a little more thoroughly next time.