Thank you for your thoughts. There is no real GOOD reason the 2 sets of lengths are in the same envelop and I believe some one just combined 2 types (Different length.)
The pin and barrel do not look molested it is just that I thought the pin was so much longer then others I have and/or have seen I just raised an eyebrow and asked myself why. I plan on replacing the pin with one that is new and has a length of about .655 which seems to be the mean, normal, whatever. The length of the pin has no effect on form fit and function but just bothers me it is longer than what I will call a normal pin.
I found it to be a very interesting experience and at the end of the day I learned a bit more.
Hello John, Are you at the OGCA show? If so did you find a treasure? Tonight I report on a Model "D" with a type "I-B" take down. This gun has a 6 3/4" barrel with a serial number of 42126 with both... more
Hello Tom, No gun show for me this weekend. 42,126 shipped as a model D on 6/23/1939 to J. E. Haseltine & Co. Are you sure the follower is a casting. The very early short frame gun used a modified... more
John, I am sorry I should have been more specific. With respect to the rear sight the base was fine I only had to replace the blade or part number 48. I had to loosen the screw under the slide to... more
John, There is one thing that bothers me about this Model "D" and that is the Barrel Lock Pin, It is longer than any I have seen and/or have on my other guns (Letter Model) At first I thought it... more
Hello Tom, At this late date we can only speculate about why that pis is so long. It is easy to change pins without it being detectable but it should only be necessary if the barrel is changed or set ... more
John, 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,... more