I just purchased MT 912 a 6 5/8 inch Match Target.Cut down MT, King reflector front and rear, unusual Ropers that were just repaired.
A friend thinks this was a ranch gun, some type of working sidearm given the mods and heavy wear. Side of barrel shows a pattern of discoloration that suggests a leather holster or cloth was up against it for a long time. I agree with the working gun theory. The action had a thick layer of crud everywhere. Mag is 2 line which I suspect is wrong. Serial likely means 1st year.
Forum member repaired the grips and did a fantastic job. Lots of breaks in thin spots.