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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.
 

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Very nice, Elmer!

Have you done any research on Marion Jefferson? Might be a very interesting story related to that gun.

Since the USAAF became the USAF on Sept. 18, 1947 and you know the inscription was put on following the rework in March 1947 that narrows your window significantly.

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Jack,
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.
Great find!
Don
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Bob and Don,
Here is a little tidbit of what I know as google did not pan out well, nice doc ument, I am waiting for the original parts to be located.




 

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very nice and great 'provenance', yes, seen them at times ,most of them were nickled...(guess they looked better...?) :-??
Yes, you can even do MORE 'homework on this one....
 
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