Per Digest Discussion: I"m no expert on threadless, but I have extensively handled half a dozen or more of these Brookfields, and this one looks just fine to me. While I appreciate fellow collectors helping others to expose what they believe are alter pieces they come across, Id like to hear from some of the threadless specialists out there to get their take on the piece. Here are a couple that have the same attributes as the one on eBay. I know the persons who found them on a military line in New Mexico to be reputable. Just my opinion.
Hope to see many of you at Porterville. I be the one with the mask on. :-}