I just got my hands on a cheifs special, flat latch. I was told it was from 1952 SN 184XX, and was carried by police chief from NJ as his off duty weapon. I have been searching this thread and found nothing close to that range of serial numbers.
I was also wandering why an old set of J frame grips are too long and are about 1/8" past the frame. The barrel markings say .38 S&W special.
Any help would be appreciated.