Thanks for the post and information. I was talking to a guy who deals in historical firearms this past week and he was of the opinion the shields the engravings are on are "corp badges". In researching that information I did find some that looked like the ones on the gun. Will probably never know with any certainty............but that's the fun of doing research....keeps an old man busy.
I also have the SRS data base and when I looked up the serial number of my gun there is a huge gap from #84234 to #86500. Maybe something in the 85XXX range will show up some day on the net with provenance as to assignment.
Thanks again for the info..............
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