Years ago, I purchased a Beretta Model 38/A44. It had the appearance of the early 38A, yet it had the 38/A44 on the receiver. Also, it had the date 1949, rear, near the end cap on the top of the receiver.
I purchased this and another dewat, from a veteran in CA many years back. I have since sold it after reactivation.
Here are some photos.Some are not crisp, especially the top of the receiver, we had to highlight and take it outside...
Anyone else on the boards have a similar experience with such nomenclature?