2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Discussions about US MREs and other US rations
Post Reply
texrdnec
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:00 pm

2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by texrdnec » Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:51 pm

gramps was an ambulance driver in france and saved everything!

before you bid the opening $0.99 i'd simply point you towards the weights and the fonts...

those "U's" are a sore thumb

GunnarTheFeisty
Posts: 302
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: 2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:00 pm

there sure have been a lotta repros listed as originals. I remember seeing one sell for $200 as "probably repro" (obviously so) and then that exact one, same stain on one side and all, being passed off as original. Guess the scammers finally figured out K rats are lucrative or something.
most wanted: RCIR, MCI/B units, IMPs, anything old, and a packet or two of RAFCO soup. PM if you've got these, or anything else to sell that isn't too expensive.

texrdnec
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Re: 2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by texrdnec » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:40 am

GunnarTheFeisty wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:00 pm
there sure have been a lotta repros listed as originals. I remember seeing one sell for $200 as "probably repro" (obviously so) and then that exact one, same stain on one side and all, being passed off as original. Guess the scammers finally figured out K rats are lucrative or something.
saw that one as well and bid on it the first time around.

flipping it didn't cross my mind like it obviously crossed somebody else's but to my eye that breakfast is the real deal. font, colors and paper all look good to me and iirc i had the seller weigh it and it was 11+oz

GunnarTheFeisty
Posts: 302
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: 2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by GunnarTheFeisty » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:23 am

texrdnec wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:40 am
GunnarTheFeisty wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:00 pm
there sure have been a lotta repros listed as originals. I remember seeing one sell for $200 as "probably repro" (obviously so) and then that exact one, same stain on one side and all, being passed off as original. Guess the scammers finally figured out K rats are lucrative or something.
saw that one as well and bid on it the first time around.

flipping it didn't cross my mind like it obviously crossed somebody else's but to my eye that breakfast is the real deal. font, colors and paper all look good to me and iirc i had the seller weigh it and it was 11+oz
that text is a little off. Roughed up reproduction IMO.
most wanted: RCIR, MCI/B units, IMPs, anything old, and a packet or two of RAFCO soup. PM if you've got these, or anything else to sell that isn't too expensive.

texrdnec
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Re: 2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by texrdnec » Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:27 pm

What are you seeing on the breakfast? Comparing it to my 3 on display it looks good to me

Dug into my empty boxes and actually found a Cracker Jack with squared off U's. They look different to my eye and the mfg roll is still off but it’s a tuck end instead of glued so who knows

Those weights would still have me avoid those two like the plague, though
0E06D35A-613E-40AA-B9DA-948F523E6301.jpeg
C1EC5F03-90ED-4B49-80F0-DA22A2AEDB64.jpeg

rationtin440
Posts: 1165
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:53 am
Location: occupied territories, new england

Re: 2 100% authentic k rats up on ebay!

Post by rationtin440 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:56 am

Not to sound like a wise guy here, but I'm thinking that one surefire way to tell if they are repros would be to consume them----if you're not violently ill within a couple of hours, they're probably repros. Of course that might detract from the whole point of collecting.

Post Reply