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This example of a pre war 5" Heavy Duty, 37863, with service grips and a non factory cut front sight was shipped to William "Western" Hoegee Company, Los Angeles, CA on 20 May 1931. I purchased this from a Rock Island Auction several years ago.




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Bill
 

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My less than pristeen 38/44 prewar also has a simular front sight modification also. I like the way it looks and shoots. It also left the factory in 1931.

 

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bmcgilvray said:
Originality aside, the front sight on your No. 37863 is quite appealing and looks like something Smith & Wesson should have adopted even if they didn't. Great revolver!
Yes, indeed! Nearly all of the front sight modifications shown above are superior to the original half-moon.

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