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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 16:21 pm 
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I bought my AC '40 about 9 years ago and I think I paid about £375 for it, can't quite remember.
It has all matching numbers and is essentially perfect. However, one interesting point to make is that the dealer had the Brum Proof House stamp all their markings on internal hidden surfaces so that they can not be seen without stripping the pistol.
So, I was wondering what your opinion was on it and how much the value of this piece might be these days.

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(Ignore the electrical tape on the pistol grip, it's to prevent wear of the blueing)
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the hidden deact marks a + with some people but the reblued finish a def minus with most collectors

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How can you tell it has been reblued? As far as I know it is in an original, unused condition.


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Unused original yet you lie it on concrete blocks on the ground! :shock:

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I placed it very, very gently. A bit silly in hindsight, but no damage done.


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finish is not right for a ac40 its certanly a reblue and looks like it was cleaned up with sandpaper/wire wool first

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Paul,
What makes you think it has been gone over with sandpaper/wire wool an why do think the finish is incorrect?
There is no fine scratching or swirl marks at all, the finish is spot on.


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What i dislike about the pistol is the finish(blueing) and lack of definition (all markings) compared to a untouched example .and it no wear from use when it is not a unissued pistol not even the usual holster marks

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Sorry tommygun i have to agree with Paul, It looks to fresh to me.

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