Thanks for your reply SAC Troop. I find I need an image hosting service for a picture URL? Photobucket or some such? On eBay under compleated listings ther is a Western S649 with great pictures, my handel is exactly like it, so an aftermarket installation doesent look likely unless one had acess to the stock S649 handels from factory and skills to make the switch. The stampings are as stated in orginal post, likely later 60's as described. Any advice on posting pics? I cant find a
drop down help menu. A brother in arms in Viet Nam carried a W49, I opted for the more common Gerber, my skinny ass had enough weight to carry.