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Agreed. There are a lot of markings that appear to have been scrubbed, perhaps all of them. The slide address, model marking, entire serial number and prefix, etc.
Looks like someone got a new engraver for Christmas. ;)

It's not often one gets the opportunity to pay that much for a chance to possess contraband. You know, once all the markings are removed, you can make it anything you want! :) Grips aren't right, either. I remember looking at that gun before. I guess if you can't make enough money selling a bad one the first time, you can always sell it again.
 

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Do you guys feel the auction house is being an accessory to fraud? In a criminal case a forensic expert with the help of a State Lab could probably prove the removal of the markings. I would expect Julia's and RIA would know how to spot what Scott and you guys see.
 

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Do you guys feel the auction house is being an accessory to fraud? In a criminal case a forensic expert with the help of a State Lab could probably prove the removal of the markings. I would expect Julia's and RIA would know how to spot what Scott and you guys see.
"Professionally refinished or restored" Translates into: "Caveat Emptor"
 

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"Professionally refinished or restored" Translates into: "Caveat Emptor"
Which raises another question....does disclosing it is refinished justify the removal of a serial number or exclude it from being regarded as contraband? I think not, but apparently some sellers do.
 
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