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Hello to all. Might anybody know why a Python would have a serial number that begins with the letters ATF? ATF is followed by five numbers, a dash and three numbers. In advance, thanks.
 

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Two reasons:

1. It's some kind of ATF commemorative. Usually this would include some kind of engraving or fancy grips.

2. It was owned by ATF, either as an issued gun, or was seized by ATF, and ATF added it's own numbers.

Check for original serial numbers on the frame and crane, and inside the side plate.
 

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It's a stock six-incher and the 'ATF' and numbers are cleanly stamped into the frame at the crane. Some holster wear at the muzzle and definitely no engraving.
 

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No. There is nothing stamped into the crane. What appears on the frame is crisp, clearly original rather than an over-stamp.
 

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Are the same numbers stamped on the crane?
Are there any signs the ATF numbers are over-stamped over another number?
 
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