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1978 Service Model Ace

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Earlier this week, I discovered this Service Model Ace. A serial number lookup indicates it's from 1978. It was used, but very little. It came with two magazines, the original manual and paperwork, as well as the styrofoam from the box (although not the box itself).

I took it home and spent an hour cleaning up it. Here it is afterward:

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Normally I don't shoot .22 LR, but this looked so out of place among the Kimbers, Rock Islands, and other guns it was in the case with, I decided to give it a good home (I have a new, unfired Service Model Ace from 1980 that I bought a few years ago).

While the rimfire pistols made by Walther look like real Colts, are inexpensive, and fun to shoot, there's no mistaking them for this. This is the real deal, and the craftsmanship is exquisite.
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Are you able to share the serial# or part of it? Can you post a pic of the magazine including the floor plate?
Sure. Serial number is SM20358. Here are pictures of one of the magazines:

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Very nice. Congratulations on your acquisition!

There is one almost new in the box at my LGS (not sure of the year). Asking $1750.
Gun prices seem to vary greatly depending on the area you're in; but around here, that would be a good price, especially if its in excellent condition.

Still, given you can buy other .22 LR target pistols for far less, I've seen some less-than-stellar Service Model Aces sit on the shelf for a long, long time.
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