The first of the laminates were released early 2005. Mine was March 2005 and I think it was one of the first as I had ordered a Mk1 but then had a call giving me the option of silver or laminate. The early ones can be easily spotted by the front dovetail mount which is swaged so you can't just slip on a BKL mount without opening it out quite a bit. My second EV was about November 2005 and the swaging is no longer present. I suspect the earlier one is a MK1 in a laminate stock and the later one is a MK2?? The 'MK1' is definitely the better of the two. I don't remember them being designated MK2's though, we just seemed to call them 'laminates' but it was a while ago.
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Last edited by Monty; 1st November 2013 at 07:45 PM.