Yeah I got it as a hand down. What's been changed I have no idea. I can take better pics thoughSeems to be a German Police surplus, proofed in 1962. Refinished/reworked, because of the 'golden' extractor and the 'blacked' barrel seat. Wrong grips (made for a .22 lr.). Wrong checkering (not factory original) on frame rear side. To get more details take better pics
Added: The red point visible at safety lever is (bad) repainted.
They come with standard grips and standard back grip straps. Post a photo of your checkered strap so we can see what you’re talking about.Do they all have the thumb rest grips and checkered backstrap ?
Backstrap?Is it possible, as said above, that the checkering on the back strap is from a rubber grip, such as Pachmyer? If so, remove it and increase the value, replace the thumb rest and ditto. It's those modifications that you can't remove that lower the value on a gun.
Never understood it.I was basing it on a sale last week at a Vancouver shop. Gone in one day at $800. But that's 650 US of course. It was converted to restricted, and to 380acp from Ultra, with a long barrel. Perhaps the chance to own one with a restricted Iicense amped up the price.