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Old 02-23-2009, 09:23 AM
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dacoontz,

Thank you for your interest in the FBI 1076. The pistol has a fascinating history that reads like a mystery novel. Below you will find a list of features and commomanalities regarding FBI 1076s. I hope the information will be of value to you and others with an interest in the pistol.

Please note that I have never been able to verify that the FBI 1076 has a "special trigger group." Neither any S&W employees nor any FBI employees involved with the pistol program I have spoken to recalled anything about any special trigger group modifications. Contemporary magazine writers mentioned the special trigger at the time but that is all I have been able to decifer to date as to the origin of this story. I have been unable to find any difference between the trigger operation of an FBI 1076 versus a civilian 1076. I would love to hear from anyone with additional inforation concerning the trigger group or any other aspects of the history of the FBI 1076.

Good luck and Thanks!

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There are no specific identifiable markings on a Model 1076 that can be used to conclusively identify a S&W Model 1076 as being an FBI Model 1076

There are only two ways to conclusively identify an FBI Model 1076
? An authentication History Letter from S&W Historian Roy Jinks showing the pistol was shipped to the FBI
? The original serial number matching S&W box with a label stamped “FBI Academy” or "FBI"

An FBI 1076:
• may have a law enforcement caution statement (early shipments/TFE1376) etched on the slide or no caution statement at all (later shipments/TFK6397); it has been reported but not verified that an FBI 1076 had a civilian caution statement
• has no magazine safety; however numerous other 1076s shipped to other law enforcement agencies also have no magazine safety and some agencies ordered the 1076 with the magazine safety in place
• may (TEU0042), or may not (TFK6202), have a hole machined into the slide for the magazine disconnect plunger
• may have a silver (TFP3277) or black trigger (THB9268)
• may be equipped with a straight grip (TFN9890), palm swell grip (TFP3266) or an arch style grip
• does not have a “special trigger group;” it reportedly never existed
• does not have an “ambidextrous safety”
• magazine will have the S&W logo and some may also bear the “AccuGuide TM Patent Pending” stamp
• may have an aluminum steel guide rod (TEU0042) but most pistols have a stainless steel guide rod
• may have white dot (TFE1376) or Novak tritium night sights (TFS3559)
• may or may not have the two dots punched under the decocker lever indicating factory recall inspection was performed; also S&W sometimes completed the recall without stamping the frame with the two dots
• frame grip may have vertical lines cut for grip (TFE1376) or it may have checkered or cross-hatch) cut grooves (TFK6397)
• original box may be cardboard (TFP3561) or a special Performance Center blue plastic box (TFS3943)
• original box may have the original label reflecting shipment to "FBI ACADEMY" (TFE1376), or "FBI" and one label with a barcode reflecting shipment as a “USED GUNS” or two labels – both the original and and an overlayed "USED GUNS" label
• original box may reflect Product Codes 179000, 105018, 105900 and possibly others
• original box may reflect any number of Special Order Codes, e.g., 0198, 0130, 0265, 1134, 8258; there is no one single code
• may come with magazines having either yellow or white followers
• may have been buffed to a brilliant stainless steel shine by civilian owner (TEU0246)
• may be accompanied by 11-round and/or 15-round magazines (TEU0042)

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