Hey Jim

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Hawg, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    I had this Sportsman dated once but I don't remember if it was here or somewhere else. If it was here I can't find it now. Would you be so kind as to date it for me again? All I remember is it was in the 30's. Serial number is 45743


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  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Hawg,
    1st Model either a 3rd Variation (1934) or early 4th Var. (1935). Can't see the patent numbers on the cylinder - if only one: it's a 3rd, if two: it's a 4th. Firing pin is on hammer because I can't see a retaining pin in the frame under the rear sight. Serial numbers at that time crossed from the 30k to the 50k range, so the s/n doesn't nail the year. Need more data.
     

  3. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Two patent numbers PAT 190473 and PAT 20436 Firing pin is hammer mounted as in first pic.
     
  4. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Hawg,
    Let's call it a 4th Variation and 1935 for year of manufacture.
     
  5. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Ok thanks Jim.:cool:
     
  6. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    You're welcome, amigo.