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FS TM 1 Special Beauty

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by Dickgshot, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    If that's a factory forend, the gun is from the 60's. Don't see many that old in that good a shape.
     
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    WOW, that is a nice pristione gun
     
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    I believe that gun is much newer than the 60's. The 2 char alpha code under the monobloc would indicate the proof date year. The serial number on the trigger is higher than my 1982 TMX.
     
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    an 87 gun I think
     
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    I always thought "Specials" had adjustable triggers?
     
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    Phil. this was a transiition gun as they went to CNC machining. the firs ones did not have P4s. 87 is fmy best guess for the mfgr. Teh other guns followed with P4s and bigger stocks. By others I mean MX8, DB81, etc
     
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    Something missing here???? Like the price?
     
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    Tom. that gun sold
     
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    Dear MIA,
    Yes, it looks like a nice clean TM-1. The Perazzi "font" letter style on the left side is correct. The font style of the word "Special" on the right side is script type...Have you ever seen this font type on a TM-1???...on the right side of the receiver? Of course, all the TM-1 Specials had a tapered rib and originally the P4 triggers to the best of my knowledge and experience. Let me know your comments....
    Sincerely, Jet Boat Bill...(still shooting that 34 inch TM-1 barrel that I bought from you!!)
     
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    Jet... Well, folks want to argue about this. But until we get the Italians to corroborate who's right, I stand by it being a first of the series Special fomr about the 87 time frame.
     
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    Is this gun still available??? Thought it came up sold.
     
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    Someone said this gun is a '86. Seems correct. The European year mark would likely tell us that. The Lippard book says the MX3s came in '87. That would put this gun into '86.

    Regardless, the new owner got a nice piece.
     
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    BL350 Said.

    "Dear MIA, Yes, it looks like a nice clean TM-1. The Perazzi "font" letter style on the left side is correct. The font style of the word "Special" on the right side is script type...Have you ever seen this font type on a TM-1???...on the right side of the receiver? Of course, all the TM-1 Specials had a tapered rib and originally the P4 triggers to the best of my knowledge and experience. Let me know your comments.... Sincerely, Jet Boat Bill...(still shooting that 34 inch TM-1 barrel that I bought from you!!"

    BL350 is right there are some things that are suspect with this TM1. The Font on the Special for one thing. And a non adjustable Gold trigger.
    The kicker is it was made in the 60's.
     
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    It is a mid to late 80,s gun. These guns were the predecesor of the TM-1 SPECIAL as most people know. I remember seeing one new in case. I wanted it bad but I did,nt have the money. It was new in case with factory tubes and the dealer sold it the next day for $2050.00. A friend of mine bought the gun. Who is now deceased. It is legit. Thanks Jimmy
     
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