A friend popped by last eve and asked if I could find out some info.

The piece has the original box and military packaging, see link to pics. Both the wrapper and box are marked 1963, but only reference I can find is to a 1965 version.

The piece is in excellent shape. Odd thing to me is it seems to have a very oversized hammer thumb pad and trigger. I don't recall ever seeing a piece with these features. There are a few spots where the blueing appears discolored, but there is no rust or pitting that I see. Cylinder locks up very tight.

Anyone have an idea of value?

SW USAF pictures by tawcat - Photobucket