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TaylorMade M4 - Real or Fake?


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#1 Gunner14

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:06 PM

Ok - so curious your thoughts on this.  Below I've included a comparison pic between what I am fairly confident is an authentic M4 (8.5) and one that I am not sure (the 9.5). In addition to the three items listed below - I did not hit it well at all (yes - could be me :) ).

1.  The serial number on the 9.5 is noticeably smaller.
2.  The angle on the 9.5 is nearly a straight right angle - it is much more rounded on the 8.5
3.  The top-line of the silver insert is completely straight on the 8.5 but is more rounded on the 9.5.

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#2 larryd3

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

ok, I'm looking at my 12* M4.  on #3, my line is smoother, very sharp looking like your 8.5.  on #2, the angle is sharper like on your 9.5 but mine is past 90* angle but definitely not curved looking like your 8.5 and on #1 my serial number seems smaller like your 9.5.  I know my 12* came straight from TM after a demo day purchase so it's legit.  So after all that, I have no idea.  Sorry for not being much help.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

Haha thanks for the feedback.  Interesting on #2 as I thought that was the most egregious difference.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

Also notice the difference between the barrel diameter where the loft is noted.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:54 AM

Ya the barrel diameter is much thicker on the second... My guess would be decent looking fake unfortunately


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

The different tips aren’t an indicator at all. The fatter adapter is just an older model. The skinnier one was a redesigned version that came out with the 17 M1 and M2.
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