This classic .22LR pistol was brought in for service and I thought this was a great conversation piece. This model was developed during WW II as a training pistol for the Colt model 1911 .45ACP. This particular model was manufactured for the civilian market like many that you may see were. As our Grandparents/Great Grandparents leave us and the family is going through their belongings. If you happen to find a pistol like this and it is marked U.S. on the barrel or HD please do not pawn it off for a few dollars. There are many examples like this that people think have little value because you can’t put a flashlight, and an Icee maker on it. If you need help going through a relatives firearms for liquidation please contact us so that every firearm is properly identified, and valued. Certain models of these firearms can fetch up to $6000 so please don’t assume it was Grand Dads plinker.