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Ok. It has some scratches but very light. The only markings are the serial: BJH xxxx. Mod. 686-3 and the letter s sideways behind the ejector rod. Crown and muzzle are excellent.
 

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Y'know, the first time I saw a gun with "THE LOCK", I didn't even notice the hole. I saw the arrow,and thought it was a scratch. Brand-damn-new gun, with a big scratch on the side. :eek:
 

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2001 or 2. Depends on the model of gun.

The lock came into existence after Tompkins PLC, the British company that owned Smith, sold it to an Arizona company called Saf-T-Hammer in May of 2001. Tompkins had made a deal with Slick Willie, and it was so anti-gun that Smith about went belly-up. Tompkins had paid 112 million for it, and sold it for 15. The new owners threw the Clinton agreement out the window. BUT, they put on the lock.
 

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As per post #2, without seeing it, we got no idea.

That's why you need to post pictures. Good, clear, sharp, non-glary, pictures.
 

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I just went and looked at my 625 (all Smiths that start with a 6 are stainless steel). There's an S inside the ejector rod shroud. I never knew that.

Possibly it is to mark it as stainless, so nobody accidentally puts a stainless barrel on a nickel gun, or vice-versa.
 
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