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Can anyone (Malysh) tell me if there is a particular date(s) when the 1st issue DS was made that had the combination of half moon front sight but rounded butt as opposed to square butt?

Would this combination also have the pre-war frame?

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I am sure there will be more info forthcoming, but in the meantime;

The Detective Special went through several issues or series.[2] The First Series was produced from 1927 until 1946. Compared to later production models, the First Series used a narrower frame, with reduced clearance between the frontstrap of the gripframe and the rear of the trigger guard.[3] Other distinctive features included a shorter ejector-rod with an ungrooved, knurled tip; a checkered hammer spur and cylinder latch, a "half-moon"-shaped front sight, and an overlapping screw and locking pin set-up on the right side of the frame. Grip panels were wooden. A rounded butt on the metal frame became standard in 1933, but pieces with the original square butt (like that of the Police Positive Special) continued to be produced into the 1940s.[4][5]
 
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