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Old 06-29-2009, 10:53 AM
mikepriwer mikepriwer is offline
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It can be important, to get a letter. There are roughly one million pre-WW2 K-frames.
No one knows the number of targets, but an estimate of 10% is not unreasonable.
So that is about 100,000 target revolvers.

The point is that the vast majority of those were shipped to distributors or dealers.
Maybe only 2 or 3% were shipped to individuals. No one knows the exact numbers, but
any reasonable assumption indicates that relatively few were shipped to individuals.

So -a letter will typically indicate that the revolver was shipped to a dealer, on a
certain date, and that is pretty much the end of the provenance.

If you get lucky, the gun will have been shipped to an individual, and that is the
reason why it can be important to get a letter.

Later, Mike Priwer
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