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Old 06-20-2018, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Sodapop69 View Post
.....It has diamond checkered grips. After some web browsing, looks like early models had checkered grips. Inputs, year made and bbl length judging from pic attached...
Its a toss-up about the front sight, but I also think some background pattern may just create the appearance of a ramping modification.

The gun is from the spring of 1943. The finish looks original and decent, the gun unmodified. Whether or not there is a property stamp on the topstrap will give you a clue where it shipped.

If the diamond magnas were unmodified, the fact that they are not original would not hurt. But this way, not so good. Your reading misled you somewhere; no V-prefix guns shipped with checkered wood stocks (only some SV in commercial configuration at the very end).

Id put the gun as is at maybe 350 to 400.
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