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Old 10-25-2009, 04:59 PM
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Yesterday I bought a Smith and Wesson 67-1 38 special with a 4 inch barrel. the serrial number is 28K7278 marked both under the grip and in the cut out where the ejector rod slips in when the cylnder is closed. can anybody tell me how old my gun is? can i shoot +P ammo out of it? I paid $300.00 for it and have included two pictures. Did I pay to much?

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According to the SCSW 3rd edition '78/'79 start w/25K0001 and ends with 56K999 so there you go. Enjoy, should be just fine with +p ammo.

My highly uninformed opinion is that no you did not pay too much for a great revolver that's tons of fun to shoot.
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Presuming that it actually shoots, you did well!

I paid $400 for my "new in box" 67 "no dash".

Congratulations! Shoot it often. You'll love it.
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While not a steal, you paid a fair price. I don't see 67s that often. I've only seen two in person, and the most recent was over $400! (the other I own) Additionally, your stocks are a gorgeous bonus! The 67 normally shipped with square-bottomed magnas, but targets could be special ordered. Those football targets are actually a speck too old for that gun, but still look beautiful. I have a 67-1, and paid less than $300 for it, but that was at least 4 years ago! My 67-1 is from 1980, and also came with targets, but they have the speedloader cut. You can shoot all the +P you want out of it! S&W says any K-frame with a model number stamped on it is OK for+P. Mine shoots nothing but 158 gr LSWC +P handloads. I'm surprised that your barrel has a serial #. I thought they had stopped doing that by '79. Anyway, here's mine:


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Thanks for the info. When I removed the grips I noticed a name and number hand engraved on both sides of the grip frame. ARENDG C410c4. I was thinking an offices name and badge number? I forgot to mention in my previous post that the gun came with an open bottom belt holster, (I also have an old Redhead flap holster that i found in a garbage can that fits it perfect) and a H&R model 929 22 LR. revolver with a Hunter belt holster.
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a S&W stainless steel revolver with ajustable rear sights and a pinned barrel for $300.............you did just fine.
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My LAPD-issue M67-1. Purchased upon retirement and sent back to S&W for a bead-blast and an action tune. It still wears the original Pachmayr stocks purchased by me while in the Academy. It shoots knotholes at 25 yards with our old duty load of Rem 125 gr +P .38s. It now enjoys a very comfortable retirement (like me).
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I have a '77 version of the 67. What would have been the original grips? Targets, regular magnas or PC magnas?
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I have a '77 version of the 67. What would have been the original grips? Targets, regular magnas or PC magnas?
Mdl.67 original grips should look something like these.
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vrichard's 67 is like mine, excellent example. We don't see many for sale, I've not seen one with target grips except for those posted here by shrub and n-frame.

OIF2 - I put the same pacs on my SW 66 when I was LEO in 1976. It's had several different kinds of pacs over the years. My wood targets are still in the box, unused. We used the Remington +P JHPs
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That 67 w/stainless back sight is really nice! Mine has the blue back sight. Don't know if it's original or a later armorer add-on. The serial is 8K88XXX.
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J&G Firearms has some DAO 67's, 15's and 64's that were police trade-ins that are priced from 229 up to 289 I believe. Course ya got ffl transfer cost and shipping. Plus these guns show quite a bit of wear in the pictures.
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Here's my 67-1. I'm thinking it must have been a law enforcement issued weapon. It has external wear, but everything is crisp and tight like it hasn't been fired very much. Smith and Wesson says it was made in 1987. I inherited it from my Dad. I wonder if he had a trigger job done on it. It has a HAIR trigger, friggin light and smooth. I love it.






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Model 67s, especially early ones are collectable now with minty ones bringing premium prices. The no dash examples with stainless rear sights are the most sought after.
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IMO the 4 inch tapered barrel 38's have the finest balance of any revolver you can find. Since the early model 67's are within this category, you've purchase a very fine shooting revolver.

As for the price, IMO that was a bit of a bargain. I paid 500 dollars for my 67-1 in a reported unfired condition and don't regret the purchase one bit. However, it's no longer unshot, I've had the pleasure to putting many boxes downrange.

BTW, the use of 38 +P isn't a problem at all, either in terms of recoil or hardship on the gun. To tell the truth, the 38 +P is a rather mild step up from the standard 38 spl..
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I'm looking at one (M67-1) at my LGS. It's got Pach's and the rear sight appears to have been replaced (...it's black and just a bit rougher than the rest of the gun). It's stamped "DPR" on the left side, under the cylinder. Priced at $450; seems a bit high in these depressed times, but as someone posted earlier: these things just aren't seen that often. Fair deal? Anybody know what "DPR" would have been from? I'm looking for some help here; talk me down from this ledge. -S2
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I've seen a couple "shooter" grade, older M67s in my area and they were asking in the $350-$400 range. I think (depending on condition) that $450 seems too high.
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Here is a picture of a 67-1. This is the way they were all delivered if a special order wasn't placed for optional stocks. I'm the original owner. A 67 is a fine shooter and a real bargain at $400 or less for a 95%+ revolver... Better buy um' when you find um' IMHO......

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I had an idea that this was something special when I picked it up...but I had no clue until I checked the "big book". It came with shooting stars, but I was able to wrangle a set of target stocks (which needed a little work). During a quicky visit to the range, it proved it's worth...lots of fun, and a good looker too!
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My 67-1 looked exactly like yours. Bought it a couple of years ago for about $300 I think. Had some ugly rubbers on it. A set of nice Combats along with about 2 hours of mag wheel polish, while I sat on the couch and watched TV with the wife, this is what I ended up with:
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I had an idea that this was something special when I picked it up...but I had no clue until I checked the "big book". It came with shooting stars, but I was able to wrangle a set of target stocks (which needed a little work). During a quicky visit to the range, it proved it's worth...lots of fun, and a good looker too!
thanks for playing...any comments?
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Your 67 no dash is a beautiful specimen! It looks brand new! Did you buy it NIB or was it slightly used but still looking pristine? Also, I love the wood graining and the darker wood of those target stocks!

I think that the model 67 is one of S&W's best effort's! I found a NIB 67 no dash about four years ago and just tucked it away in my safe. Then, 2 years ago I found another 67 no dash NIB that was shipped a little later than the first one and this one came out of the factory with the black/blue rear sight.
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Bigun: I purchased my 67 used from an old time sports store in Middletown. It is about an hr. trip for me but once there it is like stepping back in time..."Pops" lets me go behind the counter and go through all the spare grips...some times I even buy some! Nice people there. I spent a lot of time cleaning and polishing the 67 and refinishing the stocks. Once the varnish is carefully removed, I use some lindseed oil and rub it in by hand...by the way it shoots great!
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I guess I'll show my sweetheart!!


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I think you did just fine...





Any excuse to talk about 67's
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Hello all! Newbie here, but just wanted to show off my recently acquired revolver. S&W Mod. 67-1 (Feb 1979). It came with the original papers, box and cleaning kit. Only 3 boxes of ammo have ran through it. I bought it for $300. Not too shabby huh! (please click on the thumbnail for large image)
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Welcome to the forum. Not too shabby is a gross understatement.
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Thanks! I bought it from the original owner. Glad it's in my hands now. The thing is though, he wanted to sell it to buy a .22 pistol!!??!!

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since we are doing the 67 post thing ,here is my only one. good story with this one ,walked into a shop i use to frequent looking for some thing entirely different. didn't find what i was looking for and right before i left looked over the counter and saw in a box a butt sticking up (lol) with no grips on it. asked what it was and he pulled it out ,a 67-1 with a broken hammer on it and a broken rear sight blade. we back and forthed,for about 10 minutes on price ,and out the door i went for a few dollars under $125. gave it to one of my best friends ,who is a gun smith and refused to take money for the work from me,found the grips and tyler for another $25 ,and there you have it.for me ,with the small grips and the t on it one of the best pointing smiths i have .
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Shurb, $300 was a smoking deal for a 67-1 like yours! The model 67 is one of my all time favorites, but unfortunately I only have one. I'd have many more if I could find them for $300. Those are nice target stocks too, and are worth $75 to $100 on there own up here in northern Virginia. Your 67 may have originally come with magna stocks, as others have mentioned, and really make a 67 look like the classic S&W revolver dressed that way. Just my opinion, though.
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Bugmanz...nice find! Definatly not a huge investment on such a nice pistol.
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Question to you guys...do you think I should leave it at it's original luster? or should I go all out and buff it to a nickel shine? Once again, it's already been shot, so it's not holding NIB value. Thoughts?
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Skinner, I just hand polished my 67 no dash with Flitz. It is personal preference. You are not causing damage to it. Mine looks alot better than when I bought it a month ago. If you machine buffed with the wrong compound, then you could cause harm! Bob
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Question to you guys...do you think I should leave it at it's original luster? or should I go all out and buff it to a nickel shine? Once again, it's already been shot, so it's not holding NIB value. Thoughts?
Deciding to polish a stainless gun like yours is going to be a decision that will surely haunt many people in the future.....

I'm a collector who has followed S&W's for decades and I believe I can say polished guns are and will receive much more scrutiny than original finish guns.

The problem is so much cosmetic abuse can be covered up by unscrupulous sellers that it will become very difficult to sell them using pictures, especially over the internet.

Many collectors are already seeing guns portrayed as NIB or near NIB when in fact they have had many, many rounds fired through them for many. many years. Consider that even a S&W factory re-blue or re-nickle can have a negative impact on a guns value.

A revolver like your 67-1 from the P&R period has already achieved collector status to many people. Keeping it that way will enhance the value over time..

I don't say this to denigrate people who have chosen to polish their stainless guns. That's their choice. Simply as a "heads up" to be considered when we make any modification to any quality handgun, especially current low production and potentially collectable ones...

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Thanks for the advice guys! I will keep it the way it is...in it's original luster. Just never know what the next few decades might make of it.
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Hello everyone!

I have a question about my 67-1. Firing it in double action is no problem. But whenever you try to manually cock the hammer, it won't stay back. So basically it's a DAO revolver.

Anybody know why that is?

The place that sold it to me said it used to belong to a police officer, so I assumed it was a special production run. The serial is AWA7XXX.

Thank you in advance.
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I could only find this pic of the 67 and 66.
I recently picked up a dash 1 but it is unpinned with a 3 letter serial prefix.
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Hello everyone!

I have a question about my 67-1. Firing it in double action is no problem. But whenever you try to manually cock the hammer, it won't stay back. So basically it's a DAO revolver.

Anybody know why that is?

The place that sold it to me said it used to belong to a police officer, so I assumed it was a special production run. The serial is AWA7XXX.

Thank you in advance.
It could be a double-action-only (DAO) conversion. Some LE agencies required DAO for duty guns. Some of the conversions were done by the agency armorer. Depending on how it's had the single action neutered, it may be a little or a lot costly to return to SA/DA trigger action.

If you intend to use the 67 DA only, then leave it alone and shoot it as-is.
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[QUOTE=nostraDONus;136035002]My most recent purchase, about 5 weeks ago. One of S&W's finest offerings.

Nice. I just bought one too. Did you shoot it yet? Mine is very accurate, I'm sure yours will be too.
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Nice. I just bought one too. Did you shoot it yet? Mine is very accurate, I'm sure yours will be too.
Like most S&W revolvers. Much more accurate than my talents can bring out. But I am very happy with it.
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