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Old 05-22-2020, 01:38 PM
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Here are some more pics. I gave it a good cleaning today. S/N 558XX. Questions: Is the finish original? I have my own opinion but I would like to hear from forum members. Also what can be done about the corrosion under the grip panel? Thanks. Keith



I found this the other day at my LGS. The guy at the counter said it came in with other guns in a ďlotĒ from Rock Island Auctions. Itís in much better condition than my other Heavy Duty. In fact I donít think it was shot much at all. The grips of course are from a much later date. When the cylinder is closed there is some resistance. I think the pin and spring are still in place but I havenít actually checked. I also checked to see if the cylinder will accept.357ís which it doesnít. A good thing. In these pics the HD with the stags is one Iíve had for 6 years now. The HD in the back is the most recent acquisition. Itís funny that both came from LGSís and nickel at that. I think one of our HD experts here said nickel was running about 17% according to his records. Iíll post some more pics later as well as the serial number. Maybe someone can narrow down the ship date.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:41 PM
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Nice looking find. Possible pre-war HD?
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:51 PM
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Yes itís pre-war. They had it tagged as a 4Ē but knew better even without my glasses.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:27 PM
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Very nice find. Congrats!!!
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:53 PM
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Just what the doc ordered... one for each hand. My local GS never seems to get anything interesting. Good show.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:38 PM
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Pics arenít the best. Done with my phone.
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Don't know if that's the original nickel finish but pretty sure the N stamped on grip frame means it was originally in nickel. Usually on the other side, though.
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Nice looking pair. I just acquired my first one; a blue finish. Can't wait to get it to the range this week.
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I'd say it is refinished .
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The “N” is on the correct side of the frame. I’m not sure it is refinished.
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The sideplate seam looks good but some of the polishing is “off”. Could be the photographs or maybe Flitz and a heavy hand.

Nice looking anyway.

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