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    Smith and Wesson M&P or 1905 - Police Department Marked

    Recently picked this up through an online auction out of Knoxville, TN. Just picked it up from my FFL and while it's not exactly Military, I thought you fellas would enjoy the history.
    I certainly love the connection to my adoptive home and I'm happy to bring it back home.
    I just filled out the paperwork for a history request which will go out tomorrow.
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    Neat older revolver...
    Regards, Jim

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    I like it. Looks like it's in nice shape, and that lettering on the backstrap really makes it for me. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Coffee View Post
    I like it. Looks like it's in nice shape, and that lettering on the backstrap really makes it for me. Congrats.
    The pictures didn’t actually show the writing, just mentioned it. I was basically flying blind and was very pleased! I really expected something like “SLPD” handstamped. This is so much cooler than that.
    They must’ve spent a pretty penny to have all of their revolvers marked back in the day!

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    Very nice. I have seen a couple marked like that over the years. If it could only talk.

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    I'm wondering if it wasn't factory applied.
    Any thoughts?

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    Just an update.
    Firstly, wow! Mr. Jinks is on top of his stuff. This letter came blazing fast.
    Now for the cool stuff:
    That revolver was indeed factory marked. It left the factory on January 20, 1928, for a hardware store (Geller, Ward, Hasner) in St. Louis. It was in a shipment of 25 which were stamped with what you see above. The cost was a special police price of $19.37 each.
    Awesome. Just, really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    $19.37 each
    I'll take two...yes, very neat. Good catch.

    Regards, Jim

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