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Old 10-07-2017, 04:12 PM
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I have been looking at a couple of the M27s no dash.
One is Nickel in S208XXX serial range and the other is Blue in S210XXX range. Both come with supposedly original boxes - gray for a nickel gun and blue for a blued gun. The strangest thing is that one box has no end label and has a serial number written in white grease pencil on the bottom and the other one has a white paper label on the side of the box. With all the fake boxes and labels proliferation, when was the white label actually introduced?
Is there a serial range for M27 where white paper labels start to appear on the side of the box?
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:03 AM
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Great question. I sold my 27 no dash but it had the grease pencil markings with no label as I recall.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:51 PM
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I'd have to dig it out of the safe to be sure, but I have a Model 14-1 that shipped in 1962, and I'm pretty sure it has no paper label on the box end, just the embossed model information.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:09 PM
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It's not a 27 but my 28 no dash S205XXX has an end label that says Smith and Wesson Highway Patrolman Blued 6in the serial number is written on the bottom in grease pencil
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Any other observations in S210000 and higher serial range?
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It should have the serial # in grease pencil on the bottom, AND a white label with a blue diamond pattern outline that reads

Smith & Wesson
.357 Magnum
Model 27 Blued
5 Inch
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This particular box has no white sticker with diamonds, but has the same writing printed on the side of the box and the white penciled number on the bottom. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures...
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