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Old 05-23-2022, 12:16 PM
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It turns out the San Francisco 58 was the most difficult to find gun I've ever chased. I still can't believe I finally acquired one.

It didn't take long at all before I decided to start the chase for a San Antonio 58. Hopefully it won't take as long to find as the other one, but eventually I'll have both.

A very close friend bought an SAPD 58 a few months ago after chatting with a stranger at a gun store. They're out there, but I'm confident I won't blindly fall into one like that.
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Old 05-23-2022, 01:39 PM
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It turns out the San Francisco 58 was the most difficult to find gun I've ever chased. I still can't believe I finally acquired one.

It didn't take long at all before I decided to start the chase for a San Antonio 58. Hopefully it won't take as long to find as the other one, but eventually I'll have both.

A very close friend bought an SAPD 58 a few months ago after chatting with a stranger at a gun store. They're out there, but I'm confident I won't blindly fall into one like that.
SCSW mentions that "many of these revolvers were shipped to PD's in San Francisco, Texas, and New York", but does not mention specific numbers. Do you know how many were sent to those respective departments? Are they marked with SAPD, SFPD, etc., and what years are these guns?

Mine's just a plain ol' M58 from 1967.
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I bought two used 58 while living in San Antonio. Neither marked SAPD. My father did buy a used parkerized 870 Magnum Wingmaster used by the SAPD and gave that to me, its not marked either.

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SCSW mentions that "many of these revolvers were shipped to PD's in San Francisco, Texas, and New York", but does not mention specific numbers. Do you know how many were sent to those respective departments? Are they marked with SAPD, SFPD, etc., and what years are these guns?

Mine's just a plain ol' M58 from 1967.
I have seen SFPD (San Francisco, CA), SAPD (San Antonio, TX), and LDC (Louisiana Dept of Corrections?). I don't have any numbers for these depts, but a historical letter from Roy Jinks will tell how many were in the shipment related to your serial number.....he might have the total for each dept stashed away somewhere.
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I have seen SFPD (San Francisco, CA), SAPD (San Antonio, TX), and LDC (Louisiana Dept of Corrections?). I don't have any numbers for these depts, but a historical letter from Roy Jinks will tell how many were in the shipment related to your serial number.....he might have the total for each dept stashed away somewhere.

Yep, these are the only marked ones I'm aware of.
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