Serial Number: G01318
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s
Caliber: .380 ACP
Action Type: Double Action, Semi-auto Magazine Fed
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Sterling .380 D/A Stainless”. The left side of the frame is marked “Sterling Arms Gasport, N.Y. Mod. 400”. The serial number is found on the front of the grip frame.
Barrel Length: 3 ½”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a fixed blade front sight and a windage adjustable rear sight in a dovetail slot. There are screws on either side of the rear sight so maybe it has elevation adjustment as well.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood. There are some minor handling marks, but no splits or cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Matte
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is some minor fouling that should clean up well but no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 85% of its metal finish. The front and back straps of the grip have some surface blemishes and a few scratches. There is discoloration at the trigger guard, both sides. The Screw heads are sharp and show only minor use. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly both single action by cocking it manually and double action by cycling the trigger. We did not fire this pistol. The magazines are somewhat difficult to remove, as if they were a bit wide. The magazines hold 8 rounds.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Three magazines are provided (8-Round).
Our Assessment: This is a stainless double action semi-auto pistol, the perfect size for carry and home defense. With the sky rocketing prices of Walther’s and Colt Mustangs – this one is a must buy!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of certified for sale handguns” and can only be sold/transferred to a California resident as a private party transfer at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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