For what ever it is worth, In my stock of HS parts I have an envelope of the "Barrel lock Pin" and in that envelope is a batch of 85 pins.
I measured these pins and came up with 2 groups, "Group 1" is shorter ranging from @.610 to @.625 more precisely -- 1 at .610, 11 at .615, 38 at .620, and 3 at .625.
Group 2 are longer ranging from .650 to .685 and more precisely -- 1 at .650, 6 at .655, 13 at .660, 5 at .665, 4 at .670, 1 at .675, and 2 at .685. Again approximately but none the less a mean determined in both groups. The smaller group would be recessed if used as a barrel lock pin so I wonder if these are mixed and used elsewhere.
The longer group with a mean of .660 which would be just about right for the frame with what I see on my guns.
Now keep in mind I am not insane I only did this as on my latest acquisition (Model "D") the pin was longer then I have noticed and I guess if they pulled from a bin of parts it looks like based on my stock of the barrel lock pins and after measuring them all it could happen.
Did you have a spec for length of this pin? If I had to guess it must of been around .655 - .660 +/- .003.
Anyway a fun little exercise based on my observation and questioning of what I have.
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Barrel Lock Pin Data Tom Jones SFSD,Sun May 6 00:24