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Let see some transitional DS's (old or new acquisitions).
Here is mine. 1949 Dual tone, early Coltwood grips, old style frame, newer ramp front sight, smooth trigger and short lived ejector rod tip.
 

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My collection of '48 "transition" Dual Tone Detective Specials with the "old style" frame and a variety of barrel stampings/front sight configurations:
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Borderline "Rare", but definitely not a commonly seen caliber. Gary Peer estimated a couple hundred produced but I believe the number to be higher than that.
 

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Nice one b-mann1!

Here is a question, speaking of transitional... When did the change from a checkered hammer to a serrated hammer take place? My '49 DS and my '49 PPS have checkered hammer in the 539k serial range, but I just scored a '50 in the 541k serial number range that has a serrated hammer.
 

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Nice one b-mann1!

Here is a question, speaking of transitional... When did the change from a checkered hammer to a serrated hammer take place? My '49 DS and my '49 PPS have checkered hammer in the 539k serial range, but I just scored a '50 in the 541k serial number range that has a serrated hammer.
My 49 that is posted on the 1st post is sn 516803 and it has a serrated hammer and trigger.
 
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