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Old 10-26-2015, 08:27 PM
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That serial number suggests shipment in late 1950, but it could have left the factory a few months later if it languished in inventory for a while. The gun is a heavy-barrel/wide-rib Masterpiece, which would have been in production and available for about a year at that time. Like others here, I suspect the barrel has been shortened.

I wish I had a thought about the engraving, but I don't. I defer to those who have seen something similar and reported their beliefs about possible origin.

EDITED TO ADD: Russ got in with the heavy barrel observation while I was still stabbing at the keys!
David Wilson

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