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Old 07-04-2012, 03:03 PM
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Default Manufacture date help for a model 27-2

PICTURES ADDED. LOOK. Finally got what I wanted 27-2 w 31/2" barrel blue. Barely used in a box. Can some help date it? N4633XX.
Its a shooter/keeper hand me down from this point forward.
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Off the top of my, 1977-78. After 1974 (IIRC) the 27 is full target feature but I think the target stocks look much too big with the short barrel.
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I'd say 1978'ish
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:09 PM
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Thank you. The grips are original and target as are hammer and trigger. Look big for gun, but feel good. No insert in front site
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I have an old pre-27 3 1/2" bbl. around here somewhere. It came with regular hammer,trigger and front sight along with magna grips. Target stocks do look a little out of place on a short-barreled revolver but, I guess it could have came that way if you ordered it.

Here are a couple of pics of my Model 27-2 with a 6" bbl. (shipped in 1976) and all original target grips, hammer, trigger and a patridge front sight. Great shooting revolver and I am sure you will love yours also.



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Old 07-05-2012, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for the photo. Beautiful. Mine is as nice, (in wood box) with the other styled front site, no insert. Is there a difference between 1975-1978's? I will now learn how to post a picture to share.
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I am not sure about the "differences" between 1975-1978 models but there was a difference in the front sight between 6" bbls and shorter ones and the non-red insert ramped front sight is what I have seen on the shorter barreled ones. All I have ever seen on a 6" bbl. model is a Patridge-type front sight but they might have come with other ones also.

Thanks for the compliment on my Model 27 and I am looking forward to seeing yours.
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Took a while to figure out. Now I can participate visually.
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Added 1 more. Previous was the model 27-2 I asked about and Texas Rangers 150 year commerative. Only commissioned special gun by S&W. Not state of Texas. The new one is a Gold Cup Elite (80's enhanced) and its S&W counterpart 745. Both pristine.
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Can someone tell me how to post a picture that is full view instead of the attached thumbnails?
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That is funny to me as I do not know how to post thumbnail pics! I put my photos on my computer then transfer the photos I like to a "hosting" site. I use Photobucket and make them all 800x600 using the transfer tool. Then left click on the last url on the picture and select "copy" and right click in the S&W reply box and select "paste".

The picture will transfer. Select "preview post" to see the post and the picture will be there.

Kind of a confusing explanation but pretty easy to do after you do it a few times.
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