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    I was trying to enlarge the original photo..best I could get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanza View Post
    Am I right by not posting a picture of the complete serial number?
    No, please do post photographs of the serial number. It will enable us to tell you more, and learn more.

    If your friend wishes to sell, to get the most interest, and best value, a Kopec letter is essential!

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    Post the serial number with the last two number blocked out.

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    I wouldn't worry about posting the whole serial number - do it! Some experts can tell alot by seeing all the numbers (stamping/spacing, etc.) because many are faked, overstamped, etc. As been said, do send it to Kopec if you want to know originality, any potential history and real value. It will cost a few hundred dollars but has the potential of gaining a few thousand dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethompson View Post
    Post the serial number with the last two number blocked out.
    No, IMO, post the whole thing. he's owned it for 55 years.

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    Left side bears some evidence of refinish. Maybe vise marks on barrel. Right side looks better. (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    Someone else recommended sending the other Ainsworth to Dave Lanara.
    Getting a letter from a known expert on these Martial SAA's is important
    if one plans to sell them.
    Thanks St, John and I have talked concerning his possible, future decision to transfer the service into my hands. Have correspondence to prove it. From what I see, the barrel has vise marks on it and it may have been changed. If the poster could send photos of the barrel address, and close shots of the dates and inspectors marks, I can give a qualified opinion, but of course, John is the ultimate authority at this time.

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    Serial number disclosure has no bearing on these antiques, unless they were stolen, which I doubt. No reason to hid here in the forum.

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    The trigger being too far forward indicates it needs action work but relatively speaking it`s not a serious deal. Fine gun!

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    I hope to have improved pictures based on the recommendations next Sunday. What are the locations for the A inspectors marks? I've asked for picture of barrel inscriptions. Isn't there an A on the cylinder? Where? Thank you all for contributing your comments.
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