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Old April 2, 2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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1976 S&W Identification Help

Having a little trouble identifying an old S&W revolver. It's a K frame, 38 special, three screw, pinned barrel, with a serial showing manufacture date of 1976. The confusion comes in where it is stamped as a MOD. 2 (see pics). As I'm sure many of you already know, when I looked up a model 2, it was no where near the 1976 revolver I have. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old April 2, 2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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Model 67.
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Old April 2, 2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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Model 67.
Alex Trebek says, Oh no, I'm sorry player thats incorrect

Notice that the gun, while being a K-38 combat masterpiece, is actually nickel finish, not SS. The model 67 was SS, while the model 15, its cousin, was blued or nickel. The gun is a model 15, and perhaps the "2" is whats left over from an erroneous "15-2" stamp?
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Old April 2, 2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information!
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Old April 2, 2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Remove the grips and see if there is a "N" stamp on the left grip frame. Also check the rear face of the cylinder for a "N" stamp. The gun looks factory nickel to my eye, so it should have N stamps in those places.
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Old April 2, 2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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You are correct. Looked like stainless in the first picture.
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Old April 2, 2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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Checked and it's there. Thanks again for all the help!
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