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Old 09-09-2018, 07:36 PM
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Hello All:
I have a really mint Highway Patrolman 4 inch that was Shipped May13,1954.
It has a cool serial number of S 104600
I believe its a first month gun.
Anyone know of earlier ones?
If so , please provide dates





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Old 09-09-2018, 07:51 PM
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I don't know of any earlier HPs but I do know this thread would be better with some supporting photo documentation
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Hey Haris-I have 28 no dash S181***. You may not remember me. We had breakfast at Dennyís in Rogers because of a mutual friend at Arvest Asset Mgt. a few years ago. I watch you on the big auction site. Iíve bid on a couple with no success. I retired from the road so Iím not down there anymore. Hope you are well.


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Mine is a few numbers earlier by S#, but as we know guns shipped out of order. Mine is S#104008 but shipped 6 days after yours on the 19th. It is also a 4".
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pre Mod 28 will become 55, Mai 12, 2009


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Based on a forum crawl and some notes I have kept over the years, the earliest ship date I have found for a Pre-28 is Monday, May 10, and in this thread we have heard ship dates of May 12 and May 13. If any were shipped in the first full week of May (3rd -7th) , I don't know about them. Serial numbers are scattered, but all the confirmed first-week guns (if the week of May 10 is indeed the first week) were in the S104xxx range. Serial numbers starting with S106, S110 and S111 are found in shipments from early following days.
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The earliest shipping date for a Highway Patrolman I have in my records is April 15, 1954. A 4-inch revolver shipped to Rex Firearms in NYC. The serial number was not listed.

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In my database I have serial number S1035xx that shipped in April 1954. Might be the same one. At any rate, April 54 seems to be the first ship date.
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The earliest shipping date for a Highway Patrolman I have in my records is April 15, 1954. A 4-inch revolver shipped to Rex Firearms in NYC. The serial number was not listed.

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In my database I have serial number S1035xx that shipped in April 1954. Might be the same one. At any rate, April 54 seems to be the first ship date.
Good to know! Thank you both.
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