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    ***UPDATE with Pics!!!***S&W S series M&P finish question....

    I spotted this 4" M&P in a pawn shop. It is an early post war gun in the S series serial number range with no factory rework marks and stocks that are numbered to the gun.

    Since there is no indication that was refinished at the factory, I'll factor in that the job was after market. Is there any way to determine if it started life in nickle?

    I haven't taken the plunge and bought it...yet. They have it put away for me until Monday.
    Last edited by cda926; 05-01-2019 at 09:07 PM.
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    Have you taken off the grips? S&W marks nickel guns with a "N" on the grip frame. There may also be marks that tell you it was re-finished at the factory thought the quality of the polish makes that doubtful.
    Last edited by Rick Bowles; 04-21-2019 at 04:05 AM.

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    The way that side plate fits, I'm pretty sure that it has been refinished.

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    Agree that it has been refinished. Too many soft lines, especially on the side plate. At this point it really doesn't matter whether it was nickel or blue before refinishing.


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    I have more smiths than colts. I dont see any attraction to that gun. I wouldn't go over $120/$150 for it, but I am old and cant adjust to modern prices.

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    I'd say pass on this one...

    If you want an old or older S & W "M&P" hold out for a high condition one or for one which at least is still enjoying it's original finish.

    They are fine Revolvers!

    And having an example which one can admire all the way around, condition wise and function wise, it the most satisfaction, of course..!

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    I agree it is re-finished.. Bet it has a real sweet action. Just a FYI -- You can send for S&W Factory Letter. :Last one I got was about $45. Quite a bit cheaper than Colt. The letter will show the shipping dates, configuration, destination, and background information on your gun. Not sure if Roy Jinks is still doing the Letters. He did a great job for a bunch of years. JMHO but I think S&W Letters are nicer than Colt Letters.

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    The last S&W letter I got was $75, and Roy Jinks is still the historian.

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    The S&W letters now cost $75.00 and Roy Jinks is still doing them. I agree with others, they are much more informative than Colt Letters. Turn around time these days is 3-4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunhound View Post
    ..... I agree with others, they are much more informative than Colt Letters. Turn around time these days is 3-4 weeks.
    The S&W turn-around time definitely beats Colt Archives unless you spring for expedited service.

    As for being more informative, that depends on whether this is your first letter for the particular model or not and how familiar you are with the history. The background history of the model in the S&W letters is nice for someone unfamiliar.

    As for info about the specific gun, the basic points covered in the letters are mostly the same. Colt always gives the number of guns in shipment, S&W hardly ever. To name a flaw for each, S&W has no dates of manufacture available, Colt will provide these upon request if available; on the other hand, S&W always specifies the contract on wartime guns, Colt never does. For both brands, the letters provide additional details if available at the historians’ discretion.
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