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Old 08-08-2018, 11:57 PM
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Been a while. I just picked up a Register Magnum. When I get the gun I will take pictures and post. This one is complete for the most part (tube, cert, numbered box to gun, lettered). I made a point years go when I first started collecting by focusing on only RM revolvers with certs. As I understand out of the 5000 or so Registered Magnum manufactured only 3500 were available for a cert before SW stopped the practice. The remaining 1500 are known to the best of my knowledge as non-registered registered magnums. Try saying that 10 times!! My question - do we collectively know how many guns actually exist today with real period correct certs?

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Sorry I don't know either, but congratulations on your purchase!

I must say, I like your style sir... 'I don't often buy Registered Magnums, but when I do, I prefer they have certificates.'
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This is probably a good time to remind Forum members that not all RMs , with certificates, have genuine certificates. There are fake certs out there that can fool you. (Watermarks on the paper, is one clue ). The late Ray Cheely gave a talk on these fakes at an annual meeting many years ago, and handed out a brochure on how to spot a fake cert. I probably have a copy somewhere in my files, but where? Ed.
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S&W's records suggest at least 5000 .357 Magnums were available with certificates before the practice was discontinued in 1939. I have no idea how many certificates were actually requested. I think there are around 65-70 Magnums known with certificates in the hands of collectors.

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Welcome back Mark. Can't wait to see the pictures.
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This is probably a good time to remind Forum members that not all RMs , with certificates, have genuine certificates. There are fake certs out there that can fool you. (Watermarks on the paper, is one clue ). The late Ray Cheely gave a talk on these fakes at an annual meeting many years ago, and handed out a brochure on how to spot a fake cert. I probably have a copy somewhere in my files, but where? Ed.
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If you ever find that brochure, can you post it or summarize the contents? Probably best to post in a separate thread.

Thank you in advance.
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I think forum member kwill has a current database on known RM certs.

If someone else is starting one,-- I have an example for the list, RM # 4723
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Certificates??? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CERTIFICATES!!!.

We're just lucky to have found an RM that we could afford.

Congrats on a fine acquisition.

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Bill- how did you arrive at that number? I think last year someone estimated 150-200 when I posted about RM 2787. Dave
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I think forum member kwill has a current database on known RM certs.

If someone else is starting one,-- I have an example for the list, RM # 4723
I have recorded just over 90 certificates but 2-3 of these are without the gun.
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Dave...My number was "old information" from Kevin. I see he has updated the number above.

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Thatís good info then,and very interesting. But we need pics of this Rm and certificate !!
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That’s good info then,and very interesting. But we need pics of this Rm and certificate !!
Thanks to everyone for the welcome back and great comments.

Thinnes,

I am off to pickup up my RM this weekend - 14 hour round trip drive!! Will post shortly...
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