Hi. I saw the write up on these pistols in the May American Rifleman:
The look of the gun appealed to me and I kept my eyes open. I recently got this one sn L84xx
Couple of questions for any who care to respond. First, what date do you think this gun is? Seems that it might well be in the first production year. Second: what is the deal with the receiver color? It is steel (I thought that it might be a funky brass) and the color is uniform, even under the grips.
Oh, about the grips, the grip screw mates with a square nut in the frame that is held in position with a piece of cellophane tape. Early production maybe?