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    Found a NIB 48-4 today!

    I hit a couple of local gun shops today on lunch and found this beauty! Looks to have never been fired. Very light turn line. Happy happy happy!Name:  image.jpg
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    IMHO it's not NIB. I won't argue that it shows light use, but it's only NIB if there's no muzzle wear, little to no turn line, and everything is in the box exactly as it was shipped from the factory. It's certainly a very nice pistol, and will bring a premium, but certainly not a NIB price.
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    Hey Deermatt. I'm with Gregory on this one. A very nice one indeed and I probably would've jumped on it if the price was what i was willing to pay. Be safe and God bless. Dick
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    I agree w/ Gregory too, even if unfired it's not NIB. A fine gun that costs as much as a Colt Python around here & about 1/10th as plentiful. A great find! I'd use it & love it.
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    I won't argue with experts, but once I get it cleaned up I'll post a few more pics (it was dirty from just sitting), but For the record, everything except the tool kit is in the box, it has no muzzle wear (or wear anywhere) and a light turn line. The barrel and cylinder are clean as a pin, as in too clean to have been fired much IF any at all. I can't find any carbon on the gun. It may not meet the NIB Standard but it's a outstanding gun that isn't found everyday.

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    BTW- that pic was taken in my truck outside the gun store.

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    Hey Deermatt,

    That is a swell looking M 48!

    Good for you!

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    I cleaned the dirt and dust off this thing and it revealed a few things I couldn't see before, like minor scratches from flopping around in the box, but overall it is still in great condition and I'm pleased! Name:  image.jpg
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    Last edited by Deermatt; 04-20-2015 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Duplicate pic

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    cool gun.. I like it.. hopefully it shoots well for you..


    some of the earlier ones can be a bit temperamental, I've a no dash that loads up with powder and the cylinder and action just tighten up after a little shooting. have to clean the thing to get it loose again.. its destined for a gunshop workover one of these days..

    I do love shooting the 22mag though - if you do, id recommend one of these (M650) little fireball launchers ... flame on !!
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