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    1948 Smith & Wesson M&P .38 Special

    In June of last year CDA926 (Charles) posted this revolver for sale, for a great price. He said it has "Police) History; it is marked on the left side of the gun: "POLICIA NATIONAL DE COLOMBIA". My wife is Colombian so I went a head and bought it. It had rubber stocks on it and it was missing the thumb button for the cylinder release. So off to the nearest gun show for some period correct S&W stocks. I round the correct thumb button at Numrich (aka Gun Parts Corporation, aka E-GunParts.com. I finally got it to the range the other day; considering the external condition the overall condition of the gun rates good; it functioned ok at the range. The first 12 rounds I fired were .38 Special Wad Cutters; the rest of the rounds were the "standard issue" of its day; the 158 grain lead round nose bullet!






    Thanks CDA926, aka Charles!

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    I love the fish hook hammers on this vintage. I also have one from 1948 which was a Detroit PD gun


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    My Smith & Wesson .38 Military & Police is from 1955 and is one of my favorite revolvers!
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    It looks like the sideplate screws are swapped. The one with the flat head should be under the stocks and there is probably a round head screw under the stock panel that should go in its place. A cool old gun with some interesting history.
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    Those M&P's are rugged guns! Great job on getting yours back in good condition.
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    This is my late M&P; just prior to the serial # change to the C series. The butter smooth "long" action and a 5" barrel, shipped in 1948, early March.
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    Mine is a favorite. Think mine is from the 1950`s. It also was a police gun I was told. Some older woman brought it in to the gunshop where I bought it and said it was her fathers who was a leo but I didnt find out where. It has no department markings.
    I added the stagg`s. It came with the usual rubber Pachmyers. Like most of us I have many other more expensive guns but this one see`s more daylight than most my others. Everything you need and nothing you dont.

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    Long live the M&P! One of the best revolvers of all time and still a bargain.
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    I have an M&P from around 1948 with plenty of holster wear and patina on the grip straps but no rust on the rest of the gun. It's been carried but taken care of. I think it was a LEO gun. DSCN0681.JPGDSCN0682.JPG
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    Very glad you are happy. It went to a good home!
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    WANTED: Police & Company issued revolvers!!!!


 
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