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Serial# 50076 Reg# 1740 from the first shipment of RM’s to the KCPD on December 17, 1936. The original 5” barrel now appears to have been cut to 3.5”, the McGivern gold bead front sight has now been replaced with a King Red Bead on a King Ramp Reflector base, and the original Magna grips have been replaced with post-war combat grips. Please see the note in post# 1 above for further information on these RM’s shipped to the KCPD in 1936.
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I know that my comments will be way off target, pun intended, but either a KCPD or Utah highway patrol are the only two R.M.'s I have any real interest in owning. These MAY be the only models I could afford, and I Really Like "working guns."

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I know that my comments will be way off target, pun intended, but either a KCPD or Utah highway patrol are the only two R.M.'s I have any real interest in owning. These MAY be the only models I could afford, and I Really Like "working guns."

Not off target in my opinion old bear. In an old thread back on 02-14-2012 Dr. Bob Bettis (bettis1) stated the following about REG#5159, Ser. No. 59749, pictured in post# 24, 27, and 28 above:

“Every time I see that beauty I have a hard time understanding why folks speak negatively about the KCPD Magnums. That is a classic working Cop gun. Great barrel length, great hammer, great sights, outstanding history in one of the most traumatic times in American history...just doesn't get any better. If anyone wouldn't be proud to own a KCPD gun, they need to look closely at their standards.”

That quote remains my favorite of any I have seen in my 5 years on this Forum.
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Great thread on fine old working guns from the KCPD. Great research thread, you are to be commended for your diligence. Now to join with others in finding one.
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Terry Lester, do you know who made the grips on 59797/5209 and 60817/NRM? I assume they’re not just refinished factory magnas.
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Terry Lester, do you know who made the grips on 59797/5209 and 60817/NRM? I assume they’re not just refinished factory magnas.

I believe both sets you are asking about, pictured in posts #40 and #41 above, were made by the master S&W grip maker of our time - Keith Brown. They appear to be his pre-war Magna style.
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Here's mine--#59699 Reg. 5075, confirmed KCPD gun per Jinks letter.
It has a humpback hammer, which the letter does not confirm. It is definitely refinished, but not by the factory.



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Here's mine--#59699 Reg. 5075, confirmed KCPD gun per Jinks letter.
It has a humpback hammer, which the letter does not confirm.
All of the 250 .357 Magnums in the 9/7/1939 shipment to the KCPD were shipped from the factory with Hump Back hammers as requested in the original order from the KCPD. See post #43 above.
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Terry, thank you. I've owned this revolver for 4 or 5 years now and the fact that my letter didn't say anything about the humpback hammer always puzzled me and made me suspect my gun was somehow not all original.

How would I go about having my letter updated? Is that possible?

BTW, when I got this piece it had a set of awful reproduction service grips that were cracked all the way through on one side. I put a set of Ajax grips on it and I've shot it a couple of times at the range--that's what I like about this gun; I can take it out once in a while and enjoy it.
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How would I go about having my letter updated? Is that possible?
If you originally requested and purchased the letter you have, I believe Mr. Jinks would update the letter for you. You can contact him at willow@crocker.com.

You are also certainly welcome to make a copy of the original KCPD order that I pictured in post #43 above.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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