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Old August 25, 2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Model 67-1, Michigan State Police (.38 Special)

My daughter, who just retired from the Michigan State Police, just gave me this nice model 67-1 (.38 Special) with the MSP logo on it. [She made me swear that I would never sell it .]





She bought this gun from her partner in 1989 when the department switched to autoloaders. Her partner had just paid the department $86 for it (the new cost when he was issued it several years earlier), and she paid him $250.

Looks like it brand new even though I am sure the original Trooper carried it for several years.

MSP issued these guns to those Troopers who shot "Distinguished Expert" during their regular qualification shoots.

MSP started this program by first issuing Model 66 revolvers (in .357 Magnum). I think some of the brass were afraid that the Troopers would carry .357 ammo in them instead of the issue .38 Special ammo. They then switched to the Model 67-1 in .38 Special.


Going to call S&W Monday and see if I can find out what year it was made (Serial # AVCXXX2).

PS: I have been trying to get this gun from her for a number of years. Just thought I would share my good luck with you.

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Old August 25, 2018, 06:30 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old August 26, 2018, 06:04 AM   #3
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Very nice ! And pretty cool daughter for giving such a great gift.
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Old August 26, 2018, 06:26 AM   #4
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That is awesome gun and a beautiful heirloom from your daughter.
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Old August 26, 2018, 08:54 PM   #5
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Great story. I have a 67, and it's my favorite handgun. Enjoy!

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Old August 26, 2018, 09:13 PM   #6
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I got one from My EX when we split. Some holster wear on the barrel. Shoots just fine. Now my sister wants it. She has trouble working the slide on a semi-auto after her heart surgery. As I'm more of a semi-auto fan I think I will let her have it.
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Old August 27, 2018, 04:57 AM   #7
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Love my 67, best trigger of my collection. Picked it up a few years ago for $425.00. Best deal I've made in a while considering what a good gun it is for me to shoot.
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Old August 27, 2018, 12:16 PM   #8
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So it appears to say .357 Magnum on the barrel, are you sure its a 67 and not a 66?
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Old August 27, 2018, 12:23 PM   #9
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So it appears to say .357 Magnum on the barrel, are you sure its a 67 and not a 66?
Looks like he has an MSP stamped 66 in the bottom picture. The post and first 2 pictures are of an MSP stamped 67.

OP, very cool story and nice revolver! I think that SN prefix puts it sometime in late 1982 through 1983. I've managed to acquire a 19-5, an 18-4 and a no dash 586 that all have an Axx prefix and all were in the 1982 range.

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Old August 27, 2018, 03:05 PM   #10
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They didn't name it "Combat Masterpiece" for nothing,,,

I have one just like yours,,,
Not Michigan State Police though,,,
And mine is one very fine shooter as well.

Nice snag my friend.

No go shoot it like ya stole it,,,
Which, since it was a gift,,,
Ya practically did.

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Old August 27, 2018, 05:59 PM   #11
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Old August 27, 2018, 09:22 PM   #12
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Called S&W this morning. The gun was made in January 1987.

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Old August 28, 2018, 06:37 AM   #13
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Congratulations! Very thoughtful of your daughter, and thank her for her service to the state of Michigan. The 67/15 are really nice revolvers. As Aaron said, they didn't call them the "Combat Masterpiece" for no reason.

I've got a 66-1 like yours, but it's a Virginia State Police 50th anniversary edition. It's number 194 out of, I'm told, 1500 made. It came in a nice presentation case, with S&W presentation grips. A transition piece, it has recessed cylinder, but no pin.

Lousy cell phone picture.

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