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Old 07-03-2011, 01:20 PM
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Here's two to get this started....

First, one dating to the mid-1930's -




Another made in the early post-WWII period -


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You all have seen this before, but when threads like this come around you've got to know you are going to see it again.

January 1947:



This guy is always a conversation starter when he gets to the range.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:51 PM
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Here are a couple. I sold the top one but still have the bottom. They are both post-war with grips numbered to the guns. The difference in checkering is interesting.

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beautiful guns!!!
Thank you. I would comment that my image of the 1930's one doesn't do it justice, the blue is much darker and deeper than it appears in the photo, but it's such a mirror polish that all the reflection makes it look pale.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:23 PM
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Caught and released a few years ago:

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Here are a couple. I sold the top one but still have the bottom. They are both post-war with grips numbered to the guns. The fifference in checkering is interesting.
The one you still have and mine appear to be clones. The serial on mine is in the C52000 range, so I'd bet yours isn't too far off from that.

Furthermore, on the side opposite that shown in the photo of mine, the escutcheon is also a bit off center relative to the diamond, although not quite to the same degree as with yours.

As to the one you no longer own, do you recall if that was an earlier or later gun than the one you kept?
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I'm like David, you've seen it before but it's a snubby M&P thread...

Early 1951 - C 1535XX


...so I get to post it again!

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Mid 1930s? When did S&W start making the 2" M&P? I thought it was later than that.

Again, nothing new. Old guns that everyone has seen. Sorry, not buying guns until I pay off the mortgage.





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2 inch blue round butt one of first 100 shipped after WW 2
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While I really like the M&P snub.... I Currently only have three.

This 5 screw with "High Speed" hammer is in the C300,000 range (as I recall).


Also have a Model 12-3 from 1972 but since its post 1961 probably doesnt qualify as a "classic".

Also have this nickel 4 screw in the C432000 range from about 1959/1960 ?

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A Model 10-5 with a set of Ahrends grips.

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Couldnt help but notice the early post war Round butt snubs appear to have pre war style checkered stocks.
Are those leftover pre war grips or do they have the post war style washers on the back side?
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Here's another, ... from 1950.

twaits, yours is a real beauty. Any story behind it?

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Since you asked, here's mine, again. This one's my constant companion as of late. Building fence, walking the dogs, tending the garden...

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Mine from '58. She sure is a favorite of mine.


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twaits, yours is a real beauty. Any story behind it?

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It was a Detroit PD gun from 1948. I bought it at the Poulin auction a couple years ago. The pearl grips I bought at a flea market years ago for $20
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OK, here is my snubbie. 1968 version with grips serial numbered to frame.
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Mid 1930s? When did S&W start making the 2" M&P? I thought it was later than that.
Manufacture was authorized in 1933. The earliest I'm aware of any of these shipping (as confirmed by a factory letter) is in 1934. Initial serial numbers are in the low 600000 range. The first batch is supposed to have been 250 in total, all blue, round butt, with black hard rubber stocks.
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I have often wondered why S & W did not offer the M&P in a 2 inch Barrel option, starting much earlier.

Short Barrel revolvers in medium or large Caliber had been popular for a long time, even since the Cap & Ball era, typically being modified from longer Barrel Models by Gunsmiths or private persons.

Granted, the demand may not have been high in the 19-ohs or 'teens, but, a demand sufficient to justify the Tooling for a 2 Inch Barrel option, would have been present, and, that demand would have been increasing with each decade.

A factory original 2 Inch M & P Model 1899, or Model 1902, would be really fun to see ( if any existed, and, most likely, none do exist...)
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Just picked up this Flat Latch 4 screw Model 12 no dash,
C 4755xx serial range dates to about 1961/1962.
Some finish wear on the cylinder and a few scratches on the anodized frame edges with VERY low round count.



I thought it was interesting that the dash 3 has a small S&W trademark on the left side.
The older 12 no dash has the large trademark on the right.
The group shot (L to R) 12-3, 12, Nickel pre 10 four screw, pre 10 five screw.

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no dash Model 12


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10-5 C6937XX I think that would put it in the 1963 to 65 range. the case hardening colors are much nicer than they show in the pic. Grips number to the frame.


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One more, also a Model 10-5 circa 1965, this being a former law enforcement gun as evidenced by the "MOHAVE S O 412" marking stamped into the left side of the topstrap (highlighted for this photograph). Mohave County is in northwestern Arizona bordering California, Nevada, and Utah.


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Good stuff Steve. Thanks for posting. See you in Tucson.
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Wow! What a fine looking bunch of revolvers. So much to buy .... so little money!
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I hate you all...... very beautiful old guns.I had a 1948 snubby pre 10.It was very accurate.I miss it.
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Ex cop gun. I paid the ask of $225 about 5 years ago. I'm not interested in $100 profit, maybe $200...

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Mighty good looking...

Is this an "S-Prefix" Revolver? Or..?
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Here's one of mine - Shipped early 1938...

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Mighty good looking...

Is this an "S-Prefix" Revolver? Or..?
When I first saw it, I thought low "C" prefix gun. But the one line ahead of the sideplate suggests it could be an SV prefix (early postwar commercial made up from leftover Victory frames) or even a pre-war (no prefix). If the latter is the case, then either the stocks are pre-war magna (not common) or post-war ones substituted later on (not uncommon with a "cop" gun). Inquiring minds want to know....
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When I first saw it, I thought low "C" prefix gun. But the one line ahead of the sideplate suggests it could be an SV prefix (early postwar commercial made up from leftover Victory frames) or even a pre-war (no prefix). If the latter is the case, then either the stocks are pre-war magna (not common) or post-war ones substituted later on (not uncommon with a "cop" gun). Inquiring minds want to know....
Serial is S 9708xx and the pc grips don't number. I like this one well enough that I put stags on it that cost near as much as the gun.

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I bought them from the forum classifieds before they became unobtainable.
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This is one of my favorites. It shipped in October of 1946, sn# S 843582.....





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Posted before, but still here. Full boat alum - frame & cylinder - Airweight. I guess this is a Pre 12.







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Posted before, but still here. Full boat alum - frame & cylinder - Airweight. I guess this is a Pre 12.

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That is exceedingly cool, Charlie. Can you give us a serial number range on that one? Have you lettered it or at least gotten a shipping date?
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Here's a thread with more info on this boxed airweight.
My gunshow finds Pre mod 12

serial # is C2372xx. no letter, and don't remember requesting a ship date. There was a piece of paper in the box that said "early 1953", for what that's worth.... although it looks very much like the hand writing of Dick Tracy.

Just put in a ship date request.

Edit: Roy says Oct 1953




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Hey Steve , here's one to wake up a sleeping thread.

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Hey Steve , here's one to wake up a sleeping thread.
Gotta tell us mo (get it?), Al. I'm presuming that's an "S" or early "C" prefix gun - but what are those stocks made of? They have that old ivory patina in the photo, but heck, yellowing plastic would look the same....
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