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    Quick look on GB shows a number of these from 1920 down showing 'Speckling' under the blue.



    See picture 2 enlarged: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/788392997
    Asking $1,700.00
    Wow..


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    Yowza. "Overpriced" isn't the right word for that one.
    I tend to see them go for around $500 when they have good honest wear. Bluing worn through on the high spots and just a nice overall patina.
    The finish on the one at the pawn shop really is quite nice other than the speckles. I'd value it at perhaps $400 or $450...but I go to way too many auctions to pay full price for anything anymore.

    My trapdoor Springfield cost me a whole $220

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    Same seller has a NPM Carbine with buy now of $8,000
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    "Pony up" and spend a few more bucks for a nice one.



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    Martin08,
    Just a beautiful example....
    Thanks for sharing it.
    May I ask, Were you the one who picked up a Korean bring home 1st block NPM ? Maybe ~2 years back ?
    If it's the one I'm thinking of I have that topic saved and use it to compare 'Want to be's' by.
    In fact I was getting ready to find it and put a link to it in the M1icon/M2 forum in a post I started today about NPM's.

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    Thanks Charlie. I found the Colt a a small local show for around $750, if I recall.

    Yes. What a good memory! I don't post often over here, but I did find a complete original NPM a few years ago. I don't think that I started a topic on it, but instead added to someone else's topic.

    Here is a link, to save you some searching:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....184#post393184
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    Thanks Charlie. I found the Colt a a small local show for around $750, if I recall.
    Iím a sucker for 32 ACP. Couldnít tell ya why but something about it just appeals to me. But for $750, I donít think I could choke it down right now.
    Iíve told my girlfriend that I want a Colt 1903 engraved as an engagement present.
    So maybe one day Iíll have a really nice one haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    "Pony up" and spend a few more bucks for a nice one.
    I agree, they aren't really that hard to fine. Even here...
    Regards, Jim

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