I'm looking for a feedback on a beautiful Detonics MK VI 45acp that I have had stashed in my safe for almost 20 yrs. To my knowledge there has been less than 50 rounds thru this weapon, (only 12 rounds from myself), and it shows! She's still nice and tight. With the slide locked back, it takes quite a bit of force on the slide release to send it home.
It is stamped "Professional Model" on the right side of the slide and it's an original made in Seattle weapon. SN is CR116XX and all parts match the serial number on the frame, (it's engraved on inside of slide and side of barrel). She has the original wood grips and 2 mags, both are stamped Detonics 45acp.
Is this weapon considered a Combat Master? Any input on what it may be worth? Ballpark? Considering taking it to a local auction house. Unfortunately the PO didn't keep the box or papers. Knucklehead!!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the MK VI's were all SS chambered in 45acp. MK V's were SS as well, but 9mm. The MK VII's were orginally designed for the CIA and had no sights, (front or rear). I know the company moved and/or changed hands twice moving from Seattle to Phoniex to Illinios, with some work stoppage in between.
I'm not to familiar with the earlier MK#'s, so if someone could give me a bit more history/detail on these I would love to know. Goggle did not turn up too much I didn't already know.
Thanks in advance!!