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I strayed, but I think this one was worth it. Positively mint other than the faintest cylinder turn. I didn't realize it was a 1964 first year of production Model 57 until after I had bought it. Thought I'd post a couple pics:


 

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s/n: S2391xx

The guys on the Smith & Wesson forum told me it was a first year production. Your's obviously is also, being a bit lower s/n. Beautiful pistols.
 

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Great gun! It is my favorite "big-boomer". I have several of its twins along with the recent Model 57 Mountain Gun. None of mine are first year production though.
 

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Well, like I keep saying! They are still out there, and still will be in our lifetimes.

Super nice find. Doubt you will shoot it. Huh?
 

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Beautiful "old" Smith!

.41 Magnum;a very flexible cartridge for us handloaders! Can make it "feel" like a mild mannered .44 or .45 when I am firing mild 210 lswcs @ 900 fps. out of my M-58(one of the many S&Ws "rejected" by buyers while it was being produced-NOW enjoying "cult status"-and ridiculous high prices!)-to 1400 fps jhps out of my 4" M-57,which is NOT a fun load to shoot more than 100 of a session!

Bud
 

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Nice looking M57. I have several M57s myself (S and N prefixes), but no first year models. I'm not sure but judging by the checkering area it looks like someone has swapped out the Cokes that should have come on it.
 

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Nice catch,I own S 249505 which was shipped in July of 1964 and is also a six inch blue with Cokes. Hey, were not going to get in trouble for speaking S&W lingo here are we?
 

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Hey, were not going to get in trouble for speaking S&W lingo here are we?

[/ QUOTE ] no you wont get in trouble, them s&w`s sure make a handsome paperweight /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif sorry but i just couldnt resist /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Beautiful gun and also the case.
Great when you can pick up a complete package like that one!
Don
 
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