Model 27 and Model 19 (early builds)
The book says 1940 for all guns. [Your memory is better than a book].My grandfather had one of these made in 1940, per the serial. I believe the 74 may have stated production in 1939, but only in .22 short initially...
I fully agree. I also think most American manufactures did excellent work on wood stocks for many decades following WW2.I don't know anything about the Model 74,but that's some nice wood!