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Old 07-12-2018, 12:39 PM
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I have a 1956 vintage Combat Magnum in its original blue box numbered to the gun. I was under the impression that blue boxed started in 1957 or a little later? It has the solid white line and is an over label. I am not going to take the label off to see what it was originally. The overlabel states, 357 Combat Magnum, Bright. Anyone have any ideas? I have never seen or heard of a gold box for the Pre M19. Big Larry
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over labels are not that unusual, if factory done. Your CM could have been in the back of the vault and gotten an over label. A pic of the box label would be great.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:14 PM
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Here is a pic of the label. Thanks, Big Larry

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The box looks correct to me. I assume the serial number of the revolver is written in white grease pencil on the bottom. The Combat Magnum was never shipped in a gold box.

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The box looks correct to me. I assume the serial number of the revolver is written in white grease pencil on the bottom. The Combat Magnum was never shipped in a gold box.

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Thanks Bill. White grease pencil. The box is beat up some, but the revolver is stone cold mint. Big Larry
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Is 3570 a Sn or an Inv. number? Anything written on bottom of box or other end? Very interesting mystery? Could be a box from a factory repair?
Im stumped.
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Is 3570 a Sn or an Inv. number? Anything written on bottom of box or other end? Very interesting mystery? Could be a box from a factory repair?
Im stumped.
Have no idea what the 3570 is. Not a serial number. Nothing on the bottom but the serial number. Big Larry
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How about some pics of the CM? Incl. Sn on butt. Thanks.
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I have found some folks do not show their serial numbers on this Forum, so I will follow suit. I think I have a pic of the revolver. Big Larry

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