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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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.38 M&P Mod of 1905, 3rd change. German proof marks.
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C/c/U German proof law of 1891, this stamp is for pistols and revolvers. It's a pressure stamp. A single C/U was for long guns(if I'm remembering all of this correctly).

It might be worth the cost of a letter to see if it was exported over there from the time it was shipped originally.

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Thanks for the info, might get a letter on this.
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Here is a photo of the gun with the proof marks.
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Is there a website showing all the S&W proof marks and what they mean, or would this be impossible?
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Is there a website showing all the S&W proof marks and what they mean, or would this be impossible?
The problem is that S&W doesn’t have any proof marks

For example, the old 1891-to-1939 German proof on the gun shown by the OP here is very uncommon on American revolvers, but can be found on lots of guns that are not S&W.

So if you wanted a list of all possible historic and current foreign proof marks that COULD theoretically be on a S&W gun that went abroad, you might as well just buy a handbook of the world’s proofs. There are actually quite a few good international lists to be found online covering various time spans. A simple google search will lead you there. I haven’t found the perfect one yet.
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The NRA Museum has a handy list of proof marks.
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