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Old 09-05-2021, 05:01 PM
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S&W did use silver boxes on nickel guns back then, unless they didn't have any on hand.

As others have mentioned, Combat Magnums had 2-1/2" barrels, not 2". The lack of inspector/packer identification and the condition of the label makes me very suspicious. If I was a prospective buyer, I'd assume it's a non-original box/counterfeit label and value it accordingly.

Here's a nickel Model 34-1 from close to the same time period. Note the discrepancies in the labels (e.g. color of the printing, width of the characters, edge spacing, etc...). I'm sure mine is original, because it included documentation when the deceased collector purchased it new.

Is this original Model 19-4 box and label from 1980?-000_9858-jpg

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