Okay, I'll come clean! I joined this forum because I want to know more about the pistol my father-in-law owns. I'm a Glock person at heart, you can find me with the same handle over on the Glock Forum. This little pistol has me curious though, searching the internet with the help of Richard over at GunTech Inc. in Fort Lauderdale I came upon this article; http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/VZ22/vz22.html Only oddity is I've not see one chromed or nickel plated like this and I'm wondering if it came that way or if it was done to it later in life? Any way of knowing how old it is based not the serial number? Any input would be appreciated.