Originally Posted by shaman572
update...i went and checked out the second sportsman and it is a double action, sorry. ive attached a pic of the squared off frame. also i snapped a pic of the sportsman he has with the 3 digit serial number. could you please tell me what year these guns were made also?
Top one seems to be transition from DA Sportsman Var. 1 to 2. Note: Keyhole shaped barrel and square finger grips on barrel latch. All Three of my V1s with "keyhole" shaped barrels have round finger grippers, the V2s have the "tear drop" shaped barrels and square grippers. I have no idea why the bottom of the grip frame is "clipped", would like to see a picture of the wooden grips - inside and out.
Would be helpful to know if the firing pin is mounted in the frame or on nose of hammer; if front sight is adjustable or fixed with pin. This info will get us a bit closer.
The Bottom piece is the earliest DA s/n I've seen. I've recently acquire s/n 608 which is identical to the one pictured and has a fixed front sight and firing pin mounted in the frame.
There appears to be Model 1 Variations 1A and 1B (based on front sight mounting: A= slotted and soldered, hemisperical; B= slotted and pinned, "clipped hemi/semi Patridge". Perhaps there is a 1C which would cover the top piece - need a bit more info though.