Some S&W “eye candy”!! Put on your shades!!
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    Some S&W “eye candy”!! Put on your shades!!

    Here’s some “bling” circa 1948. A 6” S-Series .38 Special M&P with Mexican silver grips!
    WANTED: Police & Company issued revolvers!!!!

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    I like it!
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    Someone was asking about these "Mexican" silver grips not long ago. From the ones I was seeing on various pistols in the 1960's, I guessed that these dated 1940's-50's or so. It looks like your S&W fits into the time frame trend. I still don't know who made them, but suspect a Texas border town. Your Crown Sterling(?) ATADO25 / UADMEX(?) stampings are interesting to see on the outside of the grips.
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    I love it! I have been keeping my eyes open for a 6" M&P square butt of your vintage or older and also always check out those mexican grips on line. In fact a nice SAA pair just sold today on Ebay. Nickel is a big bonus on your gun. Shouldn't a 1948 gun have an up swept curved hammer spur or am I off a year or two? I'm sure no expert but your gun looks older.
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    Very nice pickup Charles
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    As a S&W junkie, I love this!
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    Charles, you were right, it is a real eye-catcher. Thanks for posting.
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    Shouldn't a 1948 gun have an up swept curved hammer spur or am I off a year or two?"

    The revolver shown still has the older long action. The newer short action with the "fish hook" did appear in 1948.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muley Gil View Post
    "
    Shouldn't a 1948 gun have an up swept curved hammer spur or am I off a year or two?"

    The revolver shown still has the older long action. The newer short action with the "fish hook" did appear in 1948.
    Yep it's a transitional. One line address, long action hammer, new-style ejection rod.
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    Eye candy is just sooooo good.
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