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Old 09-08-2017, 11:03 AM
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A few months ago, I posted my C prefix M&P snub with prewar stocks. Just got a big brother, 3/46 shipped M&P #S813740 with matching prewar stocks. Neither is what I usually collect, but I love the pair.

I need a lanyard loop if anyone has an extra for sale.

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Old 09-08-2017, 11:18 AM
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Those are very nice. Are you sure that is a post war M&P? Is that serial number post WW2. Looks to be an earlier revolver. Has the LERK too. In any event, I like em. Thanks for sharing. Big Larry
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:21 AM
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...that is a nice pair...two examples of the same model revolver with widely varying features...
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I'm a sucker for post-war M&P 5-inchers (mine shipped 12/46), but that snub still wins in my heart.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:03 PM
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Have you lettered either one (or both) of these?? Very nice!!
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That snub is getting my juices going. It just looks...RIGHT!
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The 5" shipped 3/46; the snub 4/49. It took a longer time to use up the prewar RB stocks. I haven't lettered either one, but am considering a letter on the earlier one. Were most of the first postwar orders going to law enforcement?

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Were most of the first postwar orders going to law enforcement
No. Some were, but it appears that most of them were going to distributors for sale to the general population. Some early examples, however, went to the Cleveland PD and quite a few to the NYPD.
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I thought I had an S813xxx when I bought this one but it ended up an S818xxx. It shipped in 8/46 and shoots good.

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#S813740 with matching prewar stocks.
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When you take those stocks off, would you let me know if the retaining washers are blued or in-the-white? I suspect the latter, but blued washers do show up on prewar stocks. I'd like to have that piece of datum for my research into the S prefix M&P revolvers.
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Are you sure that is a post war M&P? Is that serial number post WW2. Looks to be an earlier revolver. Has the LERK too
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All S prefix guns are postwar. The early SV guns shipped during the last year of WWII, but the simple S didn't appear until the war was over. The first S prefix M&P was assembled on September 12, 1945.

The barrel shaped knob lasted clear into the S87xxxx range.
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I may have your snubs brother.

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Numrich has lanyard rings & keeper pins.
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The 5" shipped 3/46; the snub 4/49. It took a longer time to use up the prewar RB stocks. I haven't lettered either one, but am considering a letter on the earlier one. Were most of the first postwar orders going to law enforcement?

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My snub shipped 9/46 to a sporting goods store.

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"When you take those stocks off, would you let me know if the retaining washers are blued or in-the-white? I suspect the latter, but blued washers do show up on prewar stocks."

Jack, They're in the white.

"Numrich has lanyard rings & keeper pins."

Lobo, thanks but they are out of stock.

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All S prefix guns are postwar. The early SV guns shipped during the last year of WWII, but the simple S didn't appear until the war was over. The first S prefix M&P was assembled on September 12, 1945.

The barrel shaped knob lasted clear into the S87xxxx range.
That would explain my # S-987266 with the plain rod. It was shipped 4-1948. My # 683938. shipped 7-17-1940, also has the standard rod. Now my K22 # 4339, shipped 9-23-1947 has the LERK. Pretty mixed up? Thanks, Big Larry
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This is my late "S" prefix, 5". I was told here that it is late'47-early'48. After market stocks, nice but I need a set of OEM for it. Great shooter....
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"Numrich has lanyard rings & keeper pins."

Lobo, thanks but they are out of stock.

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