Early 40's K Frame Revolver??
Greetings all. I am trying to help a friend ID a pistol acquired from an estate sale. It is originally the property of a police officer from the Los Angeles area, years and years ago. My first take on seeing it was that its a typical "Chief's Special" J-frame and I started looking up info on that. It has a 5-screw frame body and other features, but the serial number was way too high to jib with any of the timelines I found, so I showed a few pictures around.
The serial number is "915XXX" and is matched on the cylinder face. There are no model numbers stamped anywhere and the frame/cylinder crane have assembly parts numbers on them. After showing a few pictures, someone told me it is actually a K Frame revolver possibly from around 1940-42. The serial number on the barrel does not match, and they said it could have been rebarreled from another 40's era pistol.
Anyone have any other information or references to point me to?