Help dating a S&W revolver

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by wildrose_68, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    That does kinda sound familiar. :D
  2. wildrose_68

    wildrose_68 New Member

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    Naw, don't like the cheap stuff. :bleh:
    Took better picture of the 858. Not sure of the mark in the right corner. Haven't seen that one before.

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  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I thought that was a US military acceptance mark - the ordnance bomb - stamped sideways, but on closer look, I don't believe it is.

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  4. wildrose_68

    wildrose_68 New Member

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    Yeah, I know. As I was describing the mark to my husband he thought the same thing. Got the gun back out and looked and nope. Different completely.
  5. wildrose_68

    wildrose_68 New Member

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    Ordering Standard Catalog of S & W 3rd.
    The guns belong to a friend of ours who died recently. He had been collecting for years. Looking to sell most for his wife.
    My husband has me doing the research on them so I learn. So I apprieciate you guys understanding.
  6. Jim K

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    Factories use stamps of various marks - letters, numbers, symbols or some combination thereof - to indicate some inspection or acceptance. They never mean anything outside the factory and those on older guns seldom mean anything to anyone today. Moreovver, a given stamp might mean different things or be assigned to different people at different times

    Some become the object of speculation (and sometimes nonsense) on the part of collectors; most of us just accept that they will never be deciphered.

    Jim
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