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French MAB PA-15 M1, Target, Cased, Near New! #A-1168

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Phenomenal and super rare French MAB PA-15 Target, marked M1 as usually applied to military pistols, near new in original red leatherette factory case with spare magazine and proofing certificate numbered to gun. SN: 557438. Cal: 9mmP. Massive and impressive target pistol based on the MAB PA 15 having an extended slide with refined target features. Slide fitted with drift adjustable front sight and fully fine adjustable “Micro” marked rear sight. Left side of slide with usual single line MAB address. Right side of slide marked “MODELE PA-15”. Exposed chamber of rotating barrel marked “CAL.9M/M”. The right side of the frame, just below the hold open shaft, marked “PA. 15.M1” suffixed by the full serial number. French proofing on barrel, right side of slide behind serrations and right upper trigger guard web. Single action trigger fitted with adjustments for weight of pull and stop. Push button magazine release with later style concentric circles. Frame with forward and rear grip strap serrations. Full fitting walnut checkered grips, bordered, each panel secured with three screws. Original fifteen shot magazines with aluminum follower and push button detachable base. Complete in factory red leather presentation case with brass fittings to include two latches, handle missing. Silk lined “MAB” lined lid. Dark red velvet lined base compartmentalized for pistol, ammo box, spare magazine and cleaning accessories (none included). Included is original proofing certificate #239823, specifying this pistol, #557438. Condition: Spectacular 99+% original salt blue with minimal sharp edge wear. Grips in nearly the same condition, though several of the screw slots slightly burred. Excellent magazines with minimal insertional wear. Near excellent case with velvet bases showing pressure related losses, around muzzle, sight and base, as often present. No tears or staining of the silk liner. Excellent, original proofing certificate with folds. An extraordinary and incredibly rare target pistol especially nice in its original presentation/attache case, spare magazine and proofing certificate.  A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!

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