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    Quote Originally Posted by big_gus View Post
    Very cool gun! Looks like a S&W sight and I believe, possibly a King Hammer. I know I’ve saw that hammer several times before, I can’t recall the make, it’s a “good” one tho.
    Quote Originally Posted by Muley Gil View Post
    Did King make the target hammer and trigger? 30 plus years ago, a friend of mine owned a Python and wanted a wider smooth trigger on it. I took his trigger and had it welded up on the sides. I reshaped it to look like a S&W trigger and my friend was happy.
    YES, all the modifications are King..Interesting observations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO4USCGRET View Post
    Kid you really should write all your life experiences (LASD, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum/Foundation, etc) into a book - you have some pretty "bonafides"!



    Tom - here's my 1937 King Super Target, SAO; I'll PM you the SN to see how close they are!

    Nice Sanderson stocks.

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    Nice you just can’t beat a King gun!
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    Every King gun deserves a set of Ropers!

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    I can’t make the pics out too good but I’m almost positive King used a S&W Pre-War sight and modified it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_gus View Post
    I can’t make the pics out too good but I’m almost positive King used a S&W Pre-War sight and modified it.
    Im reasonably certain after my research that, in the grand scheme of things, few guns ever made it to “King’s” for sights, that didn’t also get some sort of action work. I think Colts were the predominant revolver sent for work. I think it’s safe to say that this gun had “King’s” service between 1934-1939., Why ? because as America came closer to W.W II, “King’s” concentrated this work on Military Arms, primarily M1 Carbine, turning down civilian work, it’s reported. Dean King became ill in the later part of WWII and died in the early 1950’s.. Dean Kings wife attempted to keep the Company going during those turbulent years with no positive outcome.

    I personally don’t know how rare or common this revolver is, though I have never seen another, despite dragging my wagon around the block for 71 years.




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    Updated pictures in previous post.
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    Just trying to postDF676D4B-D92C-4788-A822-5BEAD166FA8D.jpeg
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    My 1916 Army Special is my favorite shooter right now.

    DA is nothing special but the SA is so light. Sights are great.

    Like the above guns, I think it's cool when service sights were upgraded to target.

    eBkaDio.jpg
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    Army Specials:
    Factory, Micro, King (same as above gun)
    1911, 1911, 1916
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