I think I'm cool because I scrounged up some type Is & IIs, and then you go and put up one like what ours used to look like 115 years ago........I won't say it ain't fair, but it puts a dent/crimp I my style....enough so that I'm a little sheepish to post these......but will anyway, because they are type Is, after all.
Do you think I could find single images of these?
Ha! Not hardly! If they exist. I can't find 'em
Top is a 1905, middle is a 1904, and the bottom one is a 1903.
They are the only 4" Ms in my pile.
Plunge cut serrations on the rear of the slide disappeared in 1905; my 1905 type I is #33696.
'Browning's Patent' is on all of 'em. I am researching when the roll mark went to the newer inscription v. the last of the of 4" barrels. The small alterations occurred with such randomness that it is hard to pin down the time frame for changes for any particular pistol unless you are Brunner, Lisker, or Ei8ht...... etc.