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Offline Captainkirk

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Santa Barbara
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:46:21 PM »
OK, so I couldn't resist. I spied a Santa Barbara at the LGS which was (I thought) underpriced, though obviously used. I was able to talk the store clerk down even more than the price listed and put some money down on it.
While looking it over, I noticed there was no date code anywhere I could see. Is this normal for the SB guns?
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 12:43:11 PM »
Santa Barbara was not an Italian maker, but a Spanish one. Their date codes were different.
Can you post any picture of the markings ?


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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 01:29:21 PM »
Santa Barbara was not an Italian maker, but a Spanish one. Their date codes were different.
Can you post any picture of the markings ?

Thanks for the response, Ringo!
Unfortunately, I don't have any photos yet (or the gun, for that matter). As soon as I get it I'll post up some pix.
Yes, I was aware the SBs were made in Spain, but didn't realize onlt the Italians used the typical date codes we are all used to.
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