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Old 05-14-2020, 09:56 PM
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Help!! 1961 28-2 with (2) Different Serial #'s on inside of grip Help!! 1961 28-2 with (2) Different Serial #'s on inside of grip Help!! 1961 28-2 with (2) Different Serial #'s on inside of grip Help!! 1961 28-2 with (2) Different Serial #'s on inside of grip Help!! 1961 28-2 with (2) Different Serial #'s on inside of grip  
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Has anyone ever seen (2) different serial number stampings on a 1961 S&W 28-2? The correct Serial Number is stamped at the bottom of the grip - where the frame stud hole is. It looks like a stamp before the hole was punched..Please see photo and please comment...
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The serial # for that grip is 140777. Most of the time that is exactly how they stamped them. Always 3 number group per stamp with 2 stamps making up the number. It was for internal use in order to keep all the parts together and they stamped willy nilly. At the time the thought was the factory was going to be the only interested party but comes in handy now to be able to tell if grips are original to gun.
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That is what I also believe, but look closely at the 2nd serial # imprint
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Here is a right grip to an early post war k frame for an example for you. The serial is 154500.
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Here are the serial numbers on my 28-2 (N-prefix) examples.

It does make me wonder about why yours has the different s/n in the middle if the one near the alignment pinhole is the matching s/n.

One of my stocks pictured is matching to the revolver and the other is slightly mismatched but so close to it's revolver's s/n I can't help but think it was either a factory mistake or several hundred revolvers were in a unit batch/department and the stocks somehow got swapped during maintenance, cleaning, etc....

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Highly likely the stocks were fitted (and numbered) to one gun, perhaps with an S prefix, removed before shipment (perhaps replaced by Target stocks?) and recycled to the later gun. S & W never wasted perfectly good parts.
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Here's another variation on my Pre 27. Each stock has a number stamped and the left one is correct.
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Thanks all for the info and examples.
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