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Old 05-13-2020, 01:03 AM
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Are all the 3rd gen MPD prefixes former Memphis PD guns? Came across one that's not stamped with the department badge, looks like new, probably never used, but does have an MPD serial. I know they used 5946s, 4043s, and 4046s all at some point as I've seen examples of each with the MPD serial prefix and badge engraved.

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I don't recall ever seeing the MPD prefix on anything other than a Memphis PD pistol.

What model have you found?

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Old 05-13-2020, 01:46 AM
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I don't recall ever seeing the MPD prefix on anything other than a Memphis PD pistol.

What model have you found?

John
4046 - I know Iíve seen a few of these with the badge engraved, which is why it struck me as odd that it didnít. Maybe it never got there before they made the change or something.
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IIRC the Shield was laser applied and not very deep.

Any evidence the slide has been polished, sanded, or blasted?

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No, it looks like it’s close to factory new.
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