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Old September 27, 2014, 11:23 PM   #33
James K
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I hate to help revive an old thread, but the OP's gun is not new manufacture. It is a common "1920's Commercial", made up using an ex-military grip frame. The tip off is the different fonts used for the military number on the grip frame and that used on the new barrel. Rather than change the military style number on the grip frame, they simply numbered the new barrel to match.

The C/N is indeed the commercial proof; the military proof/acceptance markings, as well as the receiver ring date were routinely removed and, since the gun was now being sold on the commercial market, it had to be re-proven and marked in the commercial manner.

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