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Old May 1, 2002, 09:16 AM   #1
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Heres the rest of the collection

These are a few new "old" Smiths I got yesterday. All are pre1960 from what I am told although I am doing research to get exact dates of manufacture.
There is an 8 3/8inch model 48-3 in 22mrf (whatever that is)
a 3 1/2inch model 51 also 22 mrf (no dash) and a 4inch 15-3 in .38S&W special (whatever that is) and the snub that I havnt figured out yet.

not bad for $550 I think.
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Old May 1, 2002, 09:19 AM   #2
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I'm interested in the 48 & the 51 if you want to let them go.

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Old May 1, 2002, 09:28 AM   #3
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Old May 1, 2002, 09:31 AM   #4
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The 48 was made from 1959-1968, cartridge is Winchester Magnum Rimfire.

48-3 was introduced in 1967.

The 51 was made from 1960 to 1974, same cartridge.

.38 S&W special is the currant and common .38 special.

The .22 Magnum is a longer cartridge than the .22 Long rifle, slightly larger diameter. Should NOT shoot .22 short, long or long rifle in it. They will be loose in the chambers and probably split the cases.

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Old May 1, 2002, 09:37 AM   #5
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thanks for the info sam

makes my research much less time consuming and irritating. These are definately some pretty guns. If only my photography could do them justice.


maybe someday "sigh"
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Old May 1, 2002, 09:43 AM   #6
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SgtGunner...

I have a S&W M&P that looks a lot like yours. Mine has (I think, am at work and will have to check tonight) a C prefix and was verified by Roy Jinks as being shipped in Sept 1949, the same month I was born. This made mine kinda neat.

Nahas' and Supica's book on S&W's should help date your collection. If you plan on collecting more Smiths', this is a MUST for your reading pleasure and historical research.
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Old May 1, 2002, 09:49 AM   #7
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I think I will start to accumulate old smiths. now where can this book be had?

I will probably keep my interests to viable self defense calibers, cause I am a shooter not a collector, 22s and such for me are not too interesting. My mark 2 fills that bill.
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Old May 1, 2002, 11:10 AM   #8
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now where can this book be had?
Your local Borders should have one, or you could order online from Amazon.com.
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Old May 1, 2002, 08:29 PM   #9
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The book is,

"Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson - Second Edition" by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas. It seems like all of the S&W experts on TFL have it.
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I sho wish somebody would give me a good SnW book.

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"I sho wish somebody would give me a good SnW book.
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Watcha got to offer???
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Old May 1, 2002, 10:49 PM   #12
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talked to roy jinks today

is an M&P 1951

is factory 2 inch barrel as well.......thanks for the help guys
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I would also suggest Mr. Jinks' book, A History of Smith & Wesson.
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