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Supposedly for parade use, LEO funerals, etc. Fact or fiction?
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I don't believe those were originally factory issue. If they were for some ceremonial activity, they were for some "local" custom, nothing National I have ever heard of.
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What are they; ivory, simulated ivory or plastic? Too late to be S&W Tuscoid.

Haven't heard of the funeral/parade use. But i doubt that it's important enough to have a department regulation, likely local custom if at all.
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White plastic. Owner says in the 1950s S&W made and sold them for dressing up revolvers for special occasions. I've never heard of this.
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Have the owner check on the inside of the grips. Bet there is a company name and guess the stocks will be hollow on the backside. I cannot tell what the medallions show? I have seen similar ones made by Sports Inc. Chicago, the company who made Franzite brand.
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I'm reading 41 Magnum. Correct or no?
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I'm reading 41 Magnum. Correct or no?
You have better eyes than me, since I could not read anything clearly and just went by the design features.
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M57 much newer than the grips. He said the medallions are S&W and no markings.
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Very nice gun but I'd say no connection to anything ceremonial, other than perhaps an individual's idea out there someplace. The only constant I've seen in traveling among police departments is in special holster & belt rigs, such as white or black Clarino (a synthetic patent leather favored by honor guards.)
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I've seen stocks like that before, but its was many years ago. I don't remember who made them, but it definitely wasn't S&W. Some aftermarket brand. Nothing special about them. White was just another color they offered.
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I'm reading 41 Magnum. Correct or no?
I zoomed in the picture. Sure looks like .41 mag on the barrel.
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Gentlemen, the OP has stated that it's an M57.
(i.e., a .41 Mag).
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