Hammer Letter Models

Second models made. Like the letter models with external hammers. Still use letters to designate the various models. Mostly produced before the war but a few exist with post war serial numbers. Catalog numbers for this series were assigned after the war in order to utilize the record keeping system of that time. Type II takedown only. The serial number ranges are best estimates as of the revision date.


Model H-B, Type 1

Like the model B but with exposed hammer. approximately 2,100 made.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
4.50" Blue Fixed 1940 1941
6.75" Blue Fixed 1940 1941
52,405 86,155

Model H-B, Type 2 post WW II

Post war variation has an external safety. Approximately 25,000 made

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
9003 4.50" Blue Fixed 1948 1949 274,197 311,535
9004 6.75" Blue Fixed 1948 1949 274,996 311,520


Model H-A

Like the model A but with exposed hammer. Introduced 1940; approximately 1,040 made.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
9007 4.50" Blue Adjustable 1940 1942
9008 6.75" Blue Adjustable 1940 1942
53,176 92,816

Model H-D

Like the model D but with exposed hammer. Approximately 6,900 made. A few guns mad in 1945.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
9065 4.50" Blue Adjustable 1940 1941
9066 6.75" Blue Adjustable 1940 1941
45,463 93,164
4.50" Blue Fixed 1945 1945 135,990 145,439


Model H-E

Like the model E but with exposed hammer. Introduced 1940; approximately 1,006 made.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
9026 4.50" Blue Adjustable 1940 1942
9027 6.75" Blue Adjustable 1940 1942
51,802 90,588


Model USA- Model HD

Similar to the model HD but 4.50" barrel only. Had fixed sights, checkered black hard rubber grips, and an external safety. Early models blued; later model parkerized. Introduced 1943; approximately 34,000 produced for the US government

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
4.50" Blue Fixed 1943 103,863
4.50" Parkerized Fixed 1945 * 145,700

* One gun s/n 153,890 shipped to the war department in 1946

Model USA-Model HD MS

A silenced variation of the USA Model HD. Approximately 2,600 produced for the OSS during 1944 and 1945. 6.75" shrouded barrel. Early models blued with parko barrel shroud; later model parkerized over all. Only a few registered with BATF for civilian ownership.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
6.75" Blue/Parkerized Fixed 1944 110,074
6.75" All Parkerized Fixed 1945 130,040

Model H-D Military

Similar to the HD but with external safety. Early production had checkered plastic grips; later production changed to checkered walnut. approximately 150,000 produced.

Barrel Finish Sights From Thru From SN Thru SN
4.50" Blue Adjustable 1945 1950
6.75" Blue Adjustable 1945 1950
145,196 334,751






Compiled by _ John Stimson, Jr.,  Released ___10 April , 2001,  Revised ___ 14 March , 2002,
 Revised ___ 13 April, 2002,  Revised ___ 28 December, 2003, Revised ___ 21 July , 2004
Revised ___ 26 March , 2007, Revised ___ 30 October , 2007
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