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Old 05-19-2020, 04:43 PM
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Hi Guys, I just got a stainless model 64-5 from Aim Surplus that is in pretty nice condition. I have 2 questions:
Serial # CAS44XX what is the date of mfg.?
It has CYA inscribed on the frame, does anybody know what department that came from? Thanks and can't wait to go shoot it.
My first ever gun is a Ruger Police Service Six that I got in 1981. It is amazing how close it is to the S&W 64. Both guns will still be around in 200 years!
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Probably 1996, going by similar three letter codes in The Book. We like pics here, if you want to show us both of them.

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Old 05-19-2020, 04:58 PM
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I believe CYA stands for California Youth Authority. Could be mistaken. There are lots of 64s out there with that stamping (under the cylinder window, left side of frame?).
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Hi Guys, I just got a stainless model 64-5 from Aim Surplus that is in pretty nice condition. I have 2 questions:

Serial # CAS44XX what is the date of mfg.?

It has CYA inscribed on the frame, does anybody know what department that came from? Thanks and can't wait to go shoot it.

My first ever gun is a Ruger Police Service Six that I got in 1981. It is amazing how close it is to the S&W 64. Both guns will still be around in 200 years!
I myself just got one from AIM Surplus, too.
4 inch barrel.
I did some digging as to what the CYA was, and found out it is from the Correctional Youth Authority out of California.
Did yours come.with the factory wood, or Uncle Mikeīs black oversized grips.
Mine came with the Black oversized rubber grips.

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Mine came with the rubber grips too, which fit my hand pretty good. Thanks guys!
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:42 PM
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Here is a pic showing my Ruger Police Service Six next to the Model 64-5. Pretty amazing how close they duplicate each other.
I bought the Ruger in 1981 when I worked for the local sheriff's purchasing department. He let me add mine to the department's order at $200 cost which I thought was pretty neat for a 22 year old young man. He also deputized me so I could legally carry it in Tenn. No CCW at the time.
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is your 64-5 a round butt or square?
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Congrats! I love the model 64's! I'm sure that you will also.
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Hey Matt, haven't taken the grips off to find out yet!
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Here is a pic showing my Ruger Police Service Six next to the Model 64-5. Pretty amazing how close they duplicate each other.

I bought the Ruger in 1981 when I worked for the local sheriff's purchasing department. He let me add mine to the department's order at $200 cost which I thought was pretty neat for a 22 year old young man. He also deputized me so I could legally carry it in Tenn. No CCW at the time.
Ruger took what worked from S&W along with Colt, and he did his casting, and made the control group separate to cut down on cost.
The Ruger S6 was made like a tank, and is still going strong, from what yours looks like. Iīm not sure why Ruger had to "improve" the S6.
The Model 64 is plenty sturdy in itself.
I finally cleaned mine, and found that the bore is quite tight. I only have a 9mm cleaning kit, and the 9mm wire brush even had a hard time going through it.
Plus, I donīt think it had any copper cup and core bullets go through it, either.
I found mine to be a round butt under the grips.
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