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Old 06-19-2017, 04:46 PM
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Detonics Combat Master Stainless

Can anyone help me verify if I do or don't have a MKVI?
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:48 AM
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You do indeed. Trigger is not original.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:15 AM
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A Mk. VI should have the adjustable Selector rear sight.
It looks more like a Mk. V that has had a rather grainy polish on the slide and frame flats, as the Mk. VI was polished only on the slide.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:59 PM
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Not a MK VI.

Probably a MK V.

RickB is correct on the rear sights and the finish.

Trigger is aftermarket.

A MK V would have a finish that appears to be like a bead blasted/dull grey polish uniformly all over the gun. Can't read the city/serial # on the side of the frame but I'm guessing this is still one of the Washington guns and not a Georgia gun. The fact that it says Detonics 45 instead of Detonics MK V is inconsequential, they can be marked either way. The wood grips appear to be later grips and not original to the Washington era guns, the rubber grips were probably on supplied with the gun.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:49 AM
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I have a MK VI that has the fixed sight and one that has the blade adjustable sight. One has a much rougher frame finish than the other. One has the slide marked in script as a MK VI and the other doesn't.

The pictured gun looked as if the flats of the slide were polished so perhaps I am mistaken. His frame finish looks like my smoother finish gun.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:40 PM
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...His frame finish looks like my smoother finish gun.
MK VI guns have polished flats on the sides of the slide.

MK VI guns came from the factory with the replaceable leaf rear sights. Some where changed to fixed rear sights by various owners, its not terribly uncommon to find some VI guns with fixed sights that were swapped onto the guns by prior owners.
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