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Approximately what year die S&W start putting medallions in the grips of the Military & Police K-Frames.... Thanks in advance
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Approximately what year die S&W start putting medallions in the grips of the Military & Police K-Frames.... Thanks in advance
That depends which type you are referring to.

The earliest period was 1910-1920 with recessed medallions. After ten years of non-medallion stocks, from 1930-1941 came flush medallions. Those continued after the medallion-less Victory stocks of the war. There are detail differences between medallion styles; I donít know whether that matters to you, but some of our experts can likely help with photos.
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A sample......


1914



1924
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1939



1946



1950



1959
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Mike did a good job. Here are a few more (all dates approximate):

Before 1910


1910-1920 Square butt


1910-1920 Round butt


1920-1929


1930-1941


1935-1946



1946-1953


1953-1966


1967 and later


What I can't show you is the plastic medallions that were used for a brief time in the early 1950s. I don't own any so I cannot take a picture of them. Someone else here may have such a photo.

Also, there were two different sizes used on service stocks in the 1930s. Those shown above are the smaller of the two. I don't have any with the large medallion. Sorry.
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[/QUOTE] What I can't show you is the plastic medallions that were used for a brief time in the early 1950s. I don't own any so I cannot take a picture of them. Someone else here may have such a photo.[/QUOTE]

Here is a pair with the plastic medallions from 1951..
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Here is 2 pictures of medallions from about 1914. The gun is in rather worn but original condition but the medallions in the grips are in wonderful shape showing great detail. A beautiful logo the S super imposed over the W. I think they were brass with gold plating in the teens.
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