semi-auto handgun caliber .22 LR
USA-MODEL-HD - EARLY BLUED MODEL WITH ORIGINAL BOX. GUN HAS SOME PITTING AND RUST FROM SITTING IN A BOX BUT APPEARS UNFIRED. .22 LR cal., this model was developed because the government needed a training pistol similar to the Colt Model 1911 .45 ACP, the result was a Model HD with external safety and fixed sight, 4 1/2 in. medium weight barrel, the barrel is marked "Property of USA", black checkered hard rubber grips, first models mfg. had high gloss blue finish, changed to a parkerized finish around ser. no. 128,000 to 130,000. Approx. 34,000 mfg. 1943-1945. C-R. Most guns found in serial number range from about 103,863 to about 145,700.