thanks for the info!
i was told the palmetto/allen sharps retailed for $600 in 1984.
the one i have has the pedesoli front and mid range back peep site set.
i'm guessing they were added later.
(they are still available for around $300/set.)
any idea what is different about a "Gemmer" sharps?
the foreword stock on mine comes off after removing 2 decorative slide pins.
i didn't notice that on a shiloh sharps i looked at.
btw, i paid $850 for mine OTD and its "as new"