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Old 09-06-2021, 08:01 PM
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That's a nice one.

These are commonly and Officially known as ".22/32 Heavy Frame Target" models, at least until about 1931 when a heavier frame .22 was introduced; the K22 Target on the K size frame. Then thru 1974 when discontinued, it was officially the ".22/32 Target".

It has the 'barrel' style extractor rod knob so it was made after this date for sure:

• 1/22/27 change order to replace 'mushroom' extractor knob, with the ‘barrel’ style (with single milled notch under barrel), on all HE non-shrouded barrel models.

And it was made before or near these changes if the right grip # matches the gun #:

• 2/11/1929 - Gold plate over brass recessed medallions ordered reinstated in wood stocks but with ‘convex’ stock circles;
3/18/29 changed to flush mounted, flat gold plated;
April 1929 finally changed to flush mounted, flat silver plated over brass thru WW II.

#495640 HFT shipped 1/26/29 so that gives you an idea of about when yours may have sold and shipped.
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