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I bought this Model 65 during the late 70's and happen to just notice that the information on one end of the box doesn't agree with the factory label on the other end. I bought it brand new from a GS so I guess this is the way it left S & W. So, is this a common occurrence?

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Not surprising.

First 1D71716 is a 1979 serial number, so that fits the time frame you mentioned. I'll assume this matches the number on your revolver.

The fact that S&W slapped a Model 65 end label on a box originally intended for a Model 64 is nothing to get excited about. The shipping department used what was on hand, and these two models with 4" barrels would easily interchange with respect to boxes. They are the same basic gun except for the chambers.

The label rules. The embossed language on the box is irrelevant.

How about showing us the gun? Much more interesting than the box.
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Very interesting, thanks for posting. This fits into my (admittedly limited) experience in the world of S&W that documentation / record keeping was pretty much an afterthought. "Sloppy" is the word that comes to mind.
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I don't think it was sloppiness so much as efficiency and conservation of resources. They used what boxes were at hand and put the appropriate label on them.
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Not surprising. First 1D71716 is a 1979 serial number, so that fits the time frame you mentioned. I'll assume this matches the number on your revolver. How about showing us the gun? Much more interesting than the box.
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