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Old 08-20-2019, 10:41 AM
SpearheadOrd SpearheadOrd is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Stafford, VA
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In essence a new Pistol. The depot process varied depending on source and condition of the items. They could have been simply inspected like some of the unused 03A3's at Ogden post WW II.

For used end items (complete assemblies like pistols or tanks), normally Depot overhaul involves disassembly down to the component level, inspection and gaging of all components. Refinishing of components that gage good but have worn finish, and then reassembly w/ refinished and or new components. All parts come out of separate bins and end items normally are not reassembled w/ any concern of what collectors would call "correctness" or originality.

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