But Guy - how can you say that a reproduction of an old collectible cartridge is only a fake while a reproduction of an old wildcat is not? Wildcats are collectible too.
For example, A year or so ago a friend gave me an old cartridge that he could not ID. I measured, etc, and it turned out to be a 22 Koshollek, a wildcat that I knew about but had never seen before. (It’s pictured on another thread). To me, it made my whole year. Almost. Anyway, I could take an old WRA Co 32WCF, make a sizing die, form the case and stuff in an old Sisk bullet but I still would not consider it the same as the original.
How about Sharp’s cartridges? 125 years ago a hunter would reload his cases over and over again so none of them were original anymore. So, would you turn down an old Sharp’s case as not being original. How about if you had some original pp bullets and reloaded it yourself, the same as that old hunter did?
Where do you draw the line? I suppose it’s all individual taste. I do agree that trying to sell something for what it’s not constitutes larceny but what we’re really talking about is the item itself, not a person’s intent.
We could discuss this endlessly (we already have many times) but we’d better put this to rest for now. When the big kids get back home next week we know that they have strong opinions and I don’t want to hear them again.