Found this a short time back and really think it is cool. Started off in 1941 as a 38/200. Went back for some transformation work in March 1947, fitted with a new cylinder and barrel in .38 Special. The lanyard ring hole was plugged and nickel plated. The stocks are original and number to the gun.
That's a neat piece of Americana!
Bob makes an excellent point, as the inscription means you just saved a lot of 'sifting' in your history search.
Buddy of mine has a similar modification (blued, and not a presentation piece).
He asked me to research the gun, and none of the serial numbering made sense, UNTIL I considered the previous military use.