Merry Christmas to you too LT. Been waiting for a couple of years to see this come through. Probably another year or more before the pistols are actually released to the DCM/CMP for sales to the common folk. Most of these pistols were in unit arsenals up to about 1986 or so. All were manufactured before 1946. I would bet that all have been refurbished/arsenal rebuilt at sometime throughout their lives but it is nice to hope that there are a couple of pristine, all original pistols that might surface.