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Old 06-02-2018, 08:11 PM
cjwils cjwils is offline
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Got my historical letter today. Impressive turnaround time of barely two weeks. The letter says my 1917 revolver left the factory in January 1919 and went to the US Army depot in Springfield Mass. But that is about all that it says about my gun. My message requesting the letter mentioned unique characteristics of my gun; such as the commercial S&W logo on the sideplate, possibly from the 1930s; the British proofmarks, possibly associated with the lend-lease program of WW2; and the date on the grip frame, possibly indicating a factory or arsenal refurbishment in the 1960s. None of those unique features got any comments in the letter.

Can I do anything to learn more? I hope it does not cost a bundle to take additional steps.
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