Originally Posted by RJay
I have absolutely no ideal, perhaps a E-mail to S&W is in order. Being an expert only in finding the dinner table I can only go by the S&W book. Perhaps it is a re issue, one returned to the factory with a cracked alloy frame, repaired and re issued with a steel frame and the same serial number( book states that was standard ). Unless you bought the gun new way back when, that is a very real possibility. Now if you bought the gun new in the box I have no other ideals other than a early series not listed.
Got it new in the box thru my Dept. Not disputing your info, just that it isn't quite what I was told by the S&W folks back when I was involved with such things as a police armorer, working on nothing but S&W firearms and Remington shotguns initially. Your info has me wondering, just for personal knowlege I may decide to do a little digging. Thanks, Mike