One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I cannot confirm whether it is a replica or a real firearm at this stage’
copy, model, duplicate, reproduction, replication
carbon copy, facsimile
informal knock-off, dupe
original, genuine article
2‘Amelie was physically a replica of her mother’
perfect likeness, exact likeness, double, lookalike, living image, mirror image, image, picture, twin, clone
informal spitting image, dead ringer, ringer, dead spit, spit and image
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