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Fake or real? Mizuno JPX 919 Forged


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Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

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The honest answer is that unless you have them in hand and are comparing them to an authentic set you probably can’t tell from photos. Counterfeits are that good.   The only way to ensure that the clubs are authentic is to buy from an authorized reseller.   But, You are obviously buying second hand since you marked out the sellers name. I don’t know the platform, but if it is a golf forum or eBay,  check the users reviews/feedback.      The seller seems to have a box; which is a good sign. I am pretty sure mizuno puts the club info on the end of the box so you could use that as a comparison or get the serial number and contact Mizuno.   

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As mentioned, having the box is a good sign.  I would think you could get the serial number off the hosel's, make sure they all match from club to club and then check with Mizuno to see if it is a legit # and that it matches the 919 forged model and wasn't hijacked from something else.

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Unless you have better eyes than mine, you will need a magnifying glass to see the serial number.  It's printed on the hosels in teeny, tiny print... at least mine is on my MP20 HMBs.

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Serial numbers aren’t that hard to see (pic below), and they’d be a sure sign. But serial numbers may only be on factory custom irons, not off the rack sets?

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Call the manufacturer and ask if the SN is legit.  If your head close-up is any indication, it could well be a factory second or a knockoff as there are many flaws in the head. Good luck!

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9 minutes ago, Jurassical1 said:

Call the manufacturer and ask if the SN is legit.  If your head close-up is any indication, it could well be a factory second if there is such a thing in club manufacturing. Good luck!

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1 hour ago, Middler said:

Serial numbers aren’t that hard to see (pic below), and they’d be a sure sign. But serial numbers may only be on factory custom irons, not off the rack sets?

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Wow!  Lot easier to see than on chrome finish!

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They look like mine. Mine also came with the same shafts but different grips. The previous owner might have had them re gripped.

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While certainly not a conclusive criteria, Mizuno, Srixon, and the other "smaller" brands are not counterfeited to the same extent as the big brands.  Fake Scotty Cameron, Ping, Callaway, TM, etc are far more prevalent.  Probably just boils down to market share as the number of people shopping for those brands just doesn't make it worthwhile to counterfeit them.  

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Once you buy a used set, you are pretty much on your own.  Or if buying a new set online but not from an authorized Mizuno (any OEM) dealer online.

If the seller is not a reseller but is an actual end user, then your odds go up.  If a large reseller like 2nd Swing, they will guarantee authenticity.  So if the price is too good to be true, then it probably won't be truly authentic.  Mom & Pop resellers aren't well invested in checking for counterfeits.  

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26 minutes ago, WiTerp50 said:

If the seller is not a reseller but is an actual end user, then your odds go up. 

Not sure which way you are going with this.  IMO, if you're buying clubs from an actual end user your odds of getting genuine clubs go up.  Most counterfeit clubs are going to be sold as new with the stock shaft so they can be passed off to unwitting consumers.  Getting a set of lightly played irons with a no-charge optional shaft (offered by Mizuno) indicates to me that these are probably the real deal.  It's not worth the time for an individual to get a set of counterfeit clubs and then go play them several rounds to get them into used shape and then turn around and sell them....

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If the seller has the Mizuno blue box, ask him to show the invoice that came with the clubs. 

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Callaway Epic 3 wood

Mizuno 2018 CLK 3 hybrid

Mizuno MP-20 HMB 4-7 iron, MMC 8-PW

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