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#5686582 - 10/06/11 05:01 PM Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings
Orphanedcowboy Offline
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Registered: 03/23/09
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I recently bought another Magpul MS2 sling and it turned out to be a fake. The vendor didn't even realize it was a fake until I informed him, he promptly refunded my money and told me to keep the sling.

The packaging on the fake:





The give aways:

The adjustment buckles

Gold on the real Dark Earth, Black on the fake:



The rivet on the real is solid, hollow on the fake:



The attachment hardware is painted versus anodized:





More hardware differences:

Real on the left, fake on the right:



Tag on the upper is the real, fake is the lower one, notice the bleeding of the colors and the lack of a "trough" for the stitching:



The strap material is thinner on the fake and is improperly "sealed"

Real is on the left, fake on the right:

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#5686583 - 10/06/11 05:01 PM Re: Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings [Re: Orphanedcowboy]
Orphanedcowboy Offline
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Stitching is suspect on the fake:

Left is real, right is the fake:





Upper is the real one, lower is the fake:

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#5691795 - 10/08/11 12:03 PM Re: Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings [Re: Orphanedcowboy]
FlaRick Offline
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Loc: South of Georgia
Thanks for the heads up.
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#5691834 - 10/08/11 12:13 PM Re: Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings [Re: FlaRick]
rost495 Offline
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phuggin chinese I suspect
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#5691864 - 10/08/11 12:30 PM Re: Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings [Re: rost495]
Nebraska Offline
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Registered: 08/21/02
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Dang! Without having them side-by-side like that it would be hard to tell.....thanks.

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#5704713 - 10/12/11 11:32 AM Re: Real Magpul vs Fake Magpul MS2 Slings [Re: Nebraska]
hunt_ak Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Thanks for taking the time to spread the word! Good job, man....

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