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Old 07-16-2017, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Peak53 View Post
Does the tapered vs. non-tapered barrel come into play on the Combat Masterpiece vs. Masterpiece?
Well . . . sorta-kinda.

The 6" Masterpiece when introduced in 6/47 utilized the tapered barrel. In 2/49 the 6" Heavy Masterpiece was introduced. From 2/49 until 9/53 both versions were available . . . although most buyers preferred and bought the Heavy barrel. In 9/53 the tapered barrel 6" Masterpiece was discontinued.

In late 1949 the 4" Combat Masterpiece was introduced with and continued to use the tapered barrel throughout its production years.

Hope I've sorta-kinda answered your question,

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