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Julius Muhl
Model "C"
Thu Jun 7, 2018 11:13

I am considering buying a 4 1/2" Model C, Type II take down, with SN 70508 (I believe this dates the pistol to late 1940). It has black plastic grips with the HS logo in a circle. What I cannot reconcile is the fact that the pistol has a parkerized finish. Is this/could this be-a normal factory finish for a early wartime Model C? Thank you for your time.

    • Model CJulius Muhl, Thu Jun 7 12:51
      I guess the whole message did not come thru. The finish is parkerized.
      • Model C Type IIJohn J Stimson, II, Thu Jun 7 14:37
        Hello Julius, Wayne's message came through for me. Wayne is correct about the finish. It is not te original finish. The U.S. was not in the war when this poistol shipped in December 1940 or perhaps... more
    • finishWayne Davis, Thu Jun 7 11:43
      I believe the finish was redone from the standard bluing finish of these pistols. 1940 is too early for WW2 and the .22 short cartridge would not be one normally picked for military training use.... more
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