I am not an expert on German Regimental Steins. I inherited this from the grandparents and do believe it to be an original German Regimental Stein. There are no cracks, but there are some scuffs on the bottom of the stein and in the word "schrnel". It looks like the red on the bottom of the stein may have been touched up at some point. Please take a look at the pictures. Although, I am not an expert there are not any of the tell-tell signs of a reproduction: Bump in the handle, nude lithophane, stiff or skewed soldiers and there is proper oxidation of lid and finial. That being said, I am not excepting refunds, so please look at the pictures and offer accordingly.