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Old October 10, 2008, 08:39 AM   #496
carguychris
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S&W M&P (pre-Model 10). 2" round butt, s/n 430xxx, no letter prefix.
It's a Model of 1905 4th Change, built sometime between 1915 and 1942. However, the 430xxx s/n is in the Depression-era timeframe when S&W was assembling guns from stockpiled parts with no regards to maintaining the serial number order. The only way you'll get a build date for this gun is to letter it.

BTW does the 2" barrel appear to be original? Original prewar M&P snubbies seem less common than their postwar cousins, but many, many of them have had their barrels cut.
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