I write tonight with information for your records concerning a Model "H-E" serial number 83679 your "SN1" both matching with full serial number stamped on bottom of slide same size/font in groove on extractor side.
Barrel length 4 1/2", slide marked as your "S5", barrel no markings, frame marked as your "FR1". the top of frame just below ejector is a "2" and just right of ejector center magazine well a "5" both again same size and font as serial numbers. the take down lever button is knurled and I report this as I have notice 3 different types in the ones I have.
finish is your "FN1" and there is an over travel screw your "OT2", firing pin point is chisel and base is flat. Adjustable able rear sight with middle notch the highest descending to left and right front sight standard for 4 1/2, front serrated.
I have noticed on this one someone has removed the retracting rod spring, pin, and plug and must of lost the plug as a poor attempt was made to make one to replace the lost one. ON THIS GUN I REPLACED IT WITH THE PROPER ONE. (I feel this should be ok but should mention)
The grips are your "A4" and the magazine is your "M3" but I must report that the large follower button is used and some one machined this to accept a .22 casing to ease in reloading. ((I do not believe it was the same person who made the plug for the retracting rod, very nicly done!)
I see nothing else out of the ordinary on this specimen and it is in remarkable condition and to date will be one of my nicer "H-E's".
I have not looked this up yet and if assigned I assume it would be a 9026. If there is some data you are looking for that I have failed to mention please feel free to ask!
Hello Tom, Thanks for the data. Shipped 12/12/1941 to Capt A. E. Daly. There were no large follower buttons in the early 1940's but there was a company that made a replacement follower button to as... more