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Need some help ID'ing a Detonics Combat Master...

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by mgregg85, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. mgregg85

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    I've got a nice looking combat master in layaway at my LGS. Its to be an early Seattle, WA gun, serial #187**. It looks stainless but I'm not entirely sure, could be chrome or nickel. The rear sight is fixed and it has the flat pachymayer MSH.


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    What I want to know is what Mark is that pistol? Is that chrome, nickel or stainless? To me it looks stainless because it didn't have that super shiny, chrome bumper look and it didn't have that warm, tan hue that nickel seems to have.

    From what I've read if it is stainless then it is a Mk V, but if it's nickel then it is a Mk II.

    Also it comes with two magazines that I believe are original, they are marked Detonics 45 ACP and they fit flush.
     
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  2. Dr.Rob

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    Looks like stainless to me and in mint condition. That's a great find.
     
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    IAW my reference, the MK I, matte blue, The MK II, satin nickle, the MK III hard chrome, Mark IV matte stainless.
     
  4. mgregg85

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    That is where I got my info... Doesn't really explain the Mk VI too well.

    Mk 1 matte blue/fixed
    Mk 2 nickel/fixed
    Mk 3 chrome/fixed
    Mk 4 mirror blue/adjustable
    Mk 5 brushed stainless/fixed

    So I'm guessing Mk 6 was polished stainless/adjustable if it follows that pattern.
     
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    Does anybody have an idea on the value of the pistol?
     
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    YOU have one of the best that ever was....when these first came out they tried verything to make it mal-function...couldn't. When they cleaned it they ran it thru a dishwasher.....I read ""every"" publication/gun mag that did a review on these....way back then when I did not need Trifocals....

    Value is rather subjective but less than $700 would be steal...but only a knowledgable buyer will know this...and I'd guess not many here are familar with the first models of which I had 3 and to this day I regret selling them...consec serial numbers......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    Every Detonics on Gunbroker is going for $800 or so.. if you can beat that price, buy it.
     
  8. mgregg85

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    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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