I have a smart mag that is in excellent condition and I'm not sure if I should sell it or hold onto it. I have tried finding info on it, but its tough to to get any good info. From what I can tell they made 500 and most have been parted and very few are in their original state. The only problem with this one is that it has a slight powertube leak down the front. Instead of spacers it has a spring, The oring is fine so I'm guessing its the spring that is causing the leak.
So my Questions are:
1). Is this one (pictured below) in its original state?
2). how rare are they?
3). Should I change out the spring with a PT spacer, or would that affect the originality of it?
4). Should I sell this, or hang onto it for a wall hanger 10 years down the road?
5). I was thinking about having it splashed anodized, is this a good idea, or don't mess with it?
6). Any idea what an appropriate asking price for this would be?
Just to be clear, I am not selling this so please don't pm me offers.