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Old 09-13-2017, 08:42 AM
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Upon closer examination by enlarging the photos, I see no evidence of flattened round pins or any indication that the gun is refinished other than the outstanding condition that it presents. I think that we collectors see so many abused and finish challenged guns that we begin to question any gun that appears to be too good to be true.

I will say that if the gun IS refinished, then it was an outstanding job and one that did not leave any of the telltale signs of said refinish.

Like Mike, I would add that one to my collection without much hesitation whether it is original or not. It is still an amazing example of what a new S&W looked like coming off the factory floor.
James Redfield
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