5 Inch Pre War Heavy Duty

The first Heavy Duty pictured was shipped from the factory on September 7, 1937 to Erb Hardware Co., Lewiston, ID.  It was shipped with 5 inch barrel, blue finish and checkered walnut Magna grips.

The second Heavy Duty was shipped from the factory on November 9, 1934 to Meunier Gun Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It was shipped with a 5 inch barrel, nickel finish and checkered walnut service grips..

The third Heavy Duty pictured is a very special gun as it was shipped to my home town.  This gun was shipped from the factory on November 30, 1936 to Charlottesville Hardware Co., Charlottesville, Virginia.  It was shipped with 5 inch barrel, blue finish and checkered walnut Magna grips.

The fourth gun listed is a special order gun and was shipped from the factory on May 2, 1930 to R. M. Sevier, Special Agent, Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., Monroe, Louisana.  The gun was shipped with a 5 inch barrel equipped with a Call gold bead front sight, adjustable rear target sight, blue finish, and checkered walnut service grips.  This was one of the first adjustable sight 38/44s and the precursor to the 38/44 Outdoorsman.

The fifth gun pictured was shipped from the factory on July 26, 1935 to Pinney Robinson Co., Phoenix,Arizona.  It was shipped with a 5 inch barrel, blue finish and checkered walnut Magna grips.  There were 2ea in the shipment.

This Heavy Duty was shipped to Marshall Wells Co., Vancouver, BC for the British Columbia Police on 25 October 1940.  There were a total of 50 guns in the shipment.  All were configured with 5 inch barrels, blue finish, checkered Magna grips and butt swivel.