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Default Model 15-3 LE Markings?

Recently bought a well-used 15-3 (speckled finish, but the cylinder locked up tight and the trigger action smooth) with serial # 8K67xxx (1975?). On the left side of the frame, below the cylinder, it is marked "L.A.S.D. 3037" which may represent some law enforcement agency/inventory number. Is anyone familiar with those initials?
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I would guess Los Angles (County) Sheriff Dept.
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I'd guess Los Angelos County Sheriffs Office.....maybe??
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Thanks for the feedback. I will do more research to confirm.
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it's my understanding that the LA Sheriffs Office issued Model 15's in blue all through the '60s and into the mid '70s when they bought model 67's.

Nice find.
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I also have one marked L.A.S.D. 11., serial # 6K76XXX. Very well used but a nice shooter.
I understood it to be Los Angles Sheriff Dept. I have not lettered it.
My grips had a officers name carved into them.

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oldafsp and Chop - thanks for the information.
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