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Factory engraved Colt Mustang?

Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
edited July 2014 in Ask the Experts
My dad got a used Mustang a few years back that had some engraving on it. The gun didn't have any paperwork but the serial # indicates it was made in 1986. Short of doing the records check thing, is there a way to look at the engraving and identify it as either factory of after-market engraving?

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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Post quality close-up photos. With engraving the lighting has to be correct though. Diffused "open shade" type lighting, has to be used. For a accurate representation of the engraving.
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    TANK78ZTANK78Z Member Posts: 1,338 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    don't forget to look for the engravers name,initials, or mark that may be under the grips or other hidden area
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Pictures may help us to give our opinion on factory or not. If you gat more Yes opnions that it is factory than Negative . Then it will worth spending the money for a letter. Up front it is 10 times more likely to NOT be factory
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