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Old 05-06-2018, 09:01 PM
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Does anyone know the dash numbers for the Models 38 & 49? What was changed, what were the dates? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Model 38:
Introduced as the Bodyguard Airweight (no model number) in 1955.
Became the Model 38 in 1958.
Model 38-1 in 1988; change in yoke lash-up.
Model 38-2 in 1990; front sight changed to 1/8".
Model 38-3 in 1997; J Magnum frame, Plus P rated.
Discontinued in 1999.

Model 49:
Introduced as the Bodyguard (steel frame) Note: Always had a model number.
Model 49-1 in 1988; change in yoke lash-up.
Model 49-2 in 1990; front sight changed to 1/8".
Model 49-3 in 1996; J Magnum frame, chambered for .357 Magnum.
Discontinued in 1997.
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Model 38:
Introduced as the Bodyguard Airweight (no model number) in 1955.
Became the Model 38 in 1958.
Model 38-1 in 1988; change in yoke lash-up.
Model 38-2 in 1990; front sight changed to 1/8".
Model 38-3 in 1997; J Magnum frame, Plus P rated.
Discontinued in 1999.

Model 49:
Introduced as the Bodyguard (steel frame) Note: Always had a model number.
Model 49-1 in 1988; change in yoke lash-up.
Model 49-2 in 1990; front sight changed to 1/8".
Model 49-3 in 1996; J Magnum frame, chambered for .357 Magnum.
Discontinued in 1997.
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