I know a guy in southern Indiana who has a somewhat smaller collection of Detonics Combat Masters than I have but he has some very unusual and rare examples. He called my cell phone yesterday and offered me a very unusual handgun from his collection. I've seen it, handled it, maybe even drooled on it
, now it looks like I'm going to own it.
Oh, he's throwing in 2 extra magazines too. FWIW, one used, but genuine, Detonics 38 Super magazine sells for $100+ on Gunbroker, and they rarely go up for sale. These are NOT for sale. They'll go in my safe!!!
Its a Detonics Combat Master MK VI model in 38 Super. The MK VI model is the deluxe stainless steel model of the Combat Master with high polished slides, polished small parts, and adjustable sights. Each of the MK VI guns were gunsmith built and fitted to the highest levels. Out of all the various models of Combat Masters there were probably about 250 to maybe 300 of them chambered in the 38 Super. I've got an MC2 in 38 Super, its in rough condition but it all I've been able to get. Now it looks like I'll be getting a very nice example of a MK VI Combat Master in 38 Super. This gun will be one of the most unique Combat Masters in my collection.
It also means that I will have MK VI guns in all 4 calibers: 9mm, 38 Super, 45acp and 451 Detonics Magnum
That's the holy grail collection of MK VI guns!
The 9mm, 38 Super & 451 Det Magnum calibers were ONLY available in MK V, VI and VII guns. From what I can tell there were probably less than 200 451's made in all varieties and less than 300 of each of the other two. I'm excited.
The downside is that I won't get the gun for 2 or 3 weeks because its a long drive to pick it up.
The gun will LOOK like this one, but this is a picture of a 45.