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crisbee1

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Registered Magnum
« on: April 10, 2016, 01:04:03 pm »
1st post :shocked

This found it's way to me....

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    870policemag

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 01:46:36 pm »
    That's cool. :thumbup When was she born?
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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 01:58:54 pm »
    Not sure.

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 02:14:05 pm »

    ItWasntMe

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 02:53:46 pm »
    Nice find. :thumbup
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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 05:32:05 pm »
    Beautiful old revolver.   :thumbup    Congrats.   
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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 06:18:15 pm »
    Per the 57023 # on the frame, the NRAmuseum says it was made between 1949 and 1954
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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 06:55:47 pm »
    I am going to request the S$W "Letter" for build andownership info. I am under the impression the Registered Magnums were built between 1935 and 1939

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 06:57:15 pm »

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 06:58:36 pm »
    King front sight and hammer...

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 07:01:41 pm »
    Number under barrel, on cylinder, under ejector all match.
    There are no stamps on metal part of handle indicating factory refinish. Finish appears original.

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #11 on: April 10, 2016, 07:17:18 pm »
    I am going to request the S$W "Letter" for build andownership info. I am under the impression the Registered Magnums were built between 1935 and 1939
    Yes, but after that, it was just called the model 27 to include the 327 and the 627 in later years.  I'd make the request from S&W to be sure, but the date range I gave per the serial # is correct as far as the PDF the NRA has online
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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 06:31:18 am »
    Yes, but after that, it was just called the model 27 to include the 327 and the 627 in later years.  I'd make the request from S&W to be sure, but the date range I gave per the serial # is correct as far as the PDF the NRA has online

    Any chance you have a link to the NRA document?

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    Heat it till it's hot, then beat it with a hammer until it's the shape you want.    Blacksmith's advice that works for pretty much everything in life

    crisbee1

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 11:37:15 am »
    Thanks for the link!.
    I could not find "Registered Magnum on that list?

    steve2md

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #15 on: April 12, 2016, 11:33:18 pm »
    I'm not entirely sure that was the "offocial" name from S&W.  Might be able to get answers from them with an email or phone call though
    Heat it till it's hot, then beat it with a hammer until it's the shape you want.    Blacksmith's advice that works for pretty much everything in life

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #16 on: April 18, 2016, 09:25:40 am »
    Per the 57023 # on the frame, the NRAmuseum says it was made between 1949 and 1954

    The gun is older than that. Postwar N frame guns serial numbers have a S prefix. The earlier Reg. Magnums are numbered in the .44 Hand ejector 3rd model series that range from 45768 to 62489 with no prefix. My source says 5224 produced between 1935-1939. Yours appears to be late 1938 or early 1939.
    I'm no expert but I believe "Registered " guns had REG as a prefix to the number stamped in the yoke.
    Don't panic Prewar "Non-registered " 357s are actually more rare totaling 1400 produced and show production between 1935-1941. They will generate slightly lower but very similar prices.
    The King sights could well be a factory option and only a letter will tell.
    The only downside I see here are the fact you have to lose the Pointer Pups and spring for some pricy grips.
    « Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 09:29:51 am by needsmostuff »

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #17 on: April 18, 2016, 10:15:07 am »
    ^^ That's straight from the S&W Standard Catalog.  Great book to have if you're into S&W guns.  :thumbup

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #18 on: April 18, 2016, 11:59:06 am »
    ^^ That's straight from the S&W Standard Catalog.  Great book to have if you're into S&W guns.  :thumbup

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #19 on: April 18, 2016, 12:32:03 pm »
    Yup,,,Not a perfect reference  but it has saved my cookies a time or two.

    It's been a beacon of light for me as well.  A very good reference indeed. 


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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #20 on: April 21, 2016, 07:49:32 pm »
    Thanks for the info.
    This  pretty much backs up what I have found else where. I sent for the letter and that may take 4 months. The letter will help put a value on it.

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #21 on: June 12, 2016, 06:52:56 pm »
    Letter from the SW factory, Letters are no longer available from the factory, Mr. Jinks is doing it on his own now through the swhf. So yhis is one of the last.

    crisbee1

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    Re: Registered Magnum
    « Reply #22 on: June 12, 2016, 06:54:00 pm »

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