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Old 05-31-2019, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by farscott View Post
I do not believe there is enough there to identify a smith, but the parts selection may at least date it. The Millett sights, the Ed Brown grip safety, and what looks like a Videcki trigger suggest the work was done before the move to dovetail front sights but after Ed Brown introduced his grip safety. The grip safety was introduced in 1988 and the Millett sights fell out of vogue before 2000. The grips were obviously added later. So a smith probably did the work in the late-1980s to mid-1990s. The guns were last imported into the USA in 1995, and I believe they were first imported in the mid-1980s.

In any event, great find for the asking price.
Great investigative work. Thanks.
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