I sure am glad that I didn't see that auction. It does seem to have a bit of "mileage marks" on it, but the price was quite reasonable.
Please ask him if he has any way to get spare recoil spring guides - the one part we can't replaceA friend of mine owns the company that imported many of the Detective's and Detective kits. He said that FM isn't exactly the easiest company to deal with, and when he convinces them to start up the production line, it's usually only after HE has done all the leg work to find all the parts that FM doesn't want to manufacture. He is trying to bring the Detective kits in again, but not having any luck. Seems FM only wants to build full guns, but doesn't want to actually work to build said guns...stalemate remains.