S&W Military & Police

S&W Military & Police

This is a discussion on S&W Military & Police within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Found this today.Five screw,five inch,.38 Special.It's post war,pre model number,But I'm not sure of production date.Serial # C 395XX.Can anyone date it closer than that?...

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    Found this today.Five screw,five inch,.38 Special.It's post war,pre model number,But I'm not sure of production date.Serial # C 395XX.Can anyone date it closer than that?
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    Send the picture (better one if you can get it) along with serial number etc to Smith and Wesson. They can look it up for you. Don't know if there is a charge for this service but it would be worth it.
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    D.O.M. is 1954 - 1956.

    Source: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition.

    A factory letter from S&W Historian Roy Jinks will tell you the exact year of manufacture, date of shipment from the factory and who it was shipped to. Cost is $30.00.

    I highly recommend that you invest in the letter.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    Nice!!!!

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    Woo..woo! Love M&P's. Thanks for posting the photo of a nice one.

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    Wink Now.....

    Here's a better photo.
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    Beautiful pic, pistola!

    You really should get a factory letter on your Smith. It will add a lot to the collector's value.

    Here's the link, if you're interested.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Talking Check's in the mail...........................

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Beautiful pic, pistola!

    You really should get a factory letter on your Smith. It will add a lot to the collector's value.

    Here's the link, if you're interested.
    Sent my request out with the mailman earlier today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistola View Post
    Sent my request out with the mailman earlier today.
    Good deal! You won't regret it.

    Let us know what it says when you get it, maybe post a pic if you can.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Thumbs up Can Do

    I got ya Captain Crunch!...I think it said eight to twelve weeks.
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    Here's your M&P's shorter brother. Serial number is about 100,000 lower than your revolver's serial number.

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    bmcgilvray,

    Now that's retro!

    Very nice!


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Well, looky there! Pistola's done gone and got hisself a factory letter. Didn't take too long either. Thanks for sharing it and photos of your neato M&P. Love to see factory letters. Wonder how it traveled from Columbus, Ohio to Opossum Hollow? See how it was shipped out seven years after Pearl Harbor. Korea was coming up in less than two years. Folks lived in an unsettled world in 1948 too. A Smith & Wesson revolver is always appropriate.

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