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Posted: 9/20/2004 8:22:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 8:44:19 PM EDT by manowar669]
I was as a recent gunshow, and grabbed what looked like a vortex. Is there a way to tell if it's a genuine vortex? It has no markings on it. Does it matter? (if there are fakes, do they work as well) I can't host a pic since hunt101 won't allow uploads (for several weeks now).

The slots/prongs on this thing are straight (not helical), but the slots are tangent to the bore axis (if that makes sense).
Thanks for any help.

ETA found alternate host:
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 12:57:44 AM EDT
looks real, but then there have been several variations and Smith has never marked them.

if it was $15 or $20 it's probably a fake... which means it might work, but might not hold up.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:02:29 AM EDT
Could be real, but i have not seen that sharp a bevel on the front of the device before.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:50:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Could be real, but i have not seen that sharp a bevel on the front of the device before.

Same here.

Just got this one from G & R.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:36:59 PM EDT
i had one just like it and smith ent. said it was fake. and i also got it at a show. i have since replaced it with a real one and can see 0 flash
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:37:28 PM EDT
Thanks guys. I'll have to shoot it against an A2, when my no-ban barrel gets here from ADCO (the waiting is killing me). Maybe I'll get some comparison pics with M193 on a cloudy day.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:39:39 PM EDT
If it eventually blossoms and breaks, it was probably real.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 5:51:33 PM EDT
It almost looks like this older version of the Vortex, but it does seem to have some distinct differences. Don't know for sure.

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