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Old 02-08-2020, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by D Brown View Post
. . . 1967 when the Dash 3, or Third Engineering Change was introduced, this was the elimination of the Diamond shaped border around the screw escutcheons on the stocks.
Sorry. Eliminating the smooth diamond on the stocks was NEVER an "engineering change" to the revolver and it was not designated by any dash number on any model.

What distinguishes the -3 from the -2 on the Model 48 and most, if not all, target K frames, is the relocation of the rear sight mounting screw. It was moved away from the barrel/cylinder gap. That is an engineering change to the gun. Changing the look of wood stocks is a cosmetic change and required an engineering directive, but it was not an engineering change to the gun design.

If you go back to your SCSW, you will see that this is exactly what it says. The reference on the second line to the elimination of the diamond gives the date as the following year. It isn't a reference to the -3 change, which is spelled out in the previous line.
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