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Old 04-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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I just purchased this at a local gun show. It is a nickel plated Model 1 1/2 S/A . Caliber is 32 S&W. Serial # 43660. It came with MOP grips and a wooden case. I removed grips and found letters stamped on the left side of the frame. Here is the writing.
ENGRAV A
Under that is the letters or maybe initials. JHP. There is more writing but hard to make out
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:07 PM
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Hi, Walt. The digital images aren't quite clear enough to make an accurate evaluation of originality however, from the photo of the butt it seems it has been refinished. Hope you didn't pay too much for it. If you can take some well focused, close up photos in natural daylight might help the crew here make a fair assessment of what you have there.

I've never before seen a factory engraved, period piece, such as the one you present, with makings as you show "ENGRAV A" etc.

From the appearance of the mainspring and tensioner screw it appears as though it may have gone through a restoration process. Discovering "who" may have done the restoration could enhance the value (over just a refinished piece).
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I haven't seen that type of marking either that is one reason for the post. I am going to letter it and see what happens. The engraving is sharp and crisp and may be to good. I do appreciate your opinion.
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