^ JamesK may have the best answer. it's not a thrilling suggestion and it does raise a lot more questions but that's about the only way I could think that a 100 year old handgun could turn out to be a 50 year old replica
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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