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Old 10-12-2020, 03:47 PM
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Looking for the value of this Model 42 Nickel with "bug screw". How many were made?
Unfortunately, slight flaw with nickel on sideplate.

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What's the serial number,do you have the box,and are the grips numbered to the gun?
The bug screw doesn't add a bunch to the value, IMHO!
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I would try some Flitz on that side plate.
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Very nice gun sir. According to Suprica's book, "Very early production may have a small lock screw on the upper side plate screw."
It also says that a nickeled one is valued at twice that of a blued one.

So it sounds like not to many of them were made with the lock screw which yours has. How many is anyone's guess but some one here may have a better idea.
Got a magnet handy? Any chance that yours has the aluminum cylinder?
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The serial number is 13331. The stocks have no serial number. I don have a box. The cylinder is steel.

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