Thanks Hawg - I'm still in AZ and the pistol is back in the safe in MI - I'll check that out when I get back for sure and see if I can find any markings to tell the mfg. If need be, I just might have to buy one of the Remmie NMA from Cabelas just to see if the loading lever is interchangeable?
But then, I'd have one of those "big 44s" - I'd have to put my "big boy pants on" and get a mold for that one too . . . sigh . . amazing how one thing leads to another!