Incidental Model 12


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420Stainless
July 31, 2008, 05:33 PM
Well,

Its not the Detective Special I've been looking for, but it was too nice to pass up. I kinda like the alloy frame in this size. Can anyone tell me approx. when it was made (D793XXX)?

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Cocked & Locked
July 31, 2008, 05:42 PM
S&W keeps records by the shipping date instead of production date.

D750001-D870000 shipped in 1975-76. So, I would guess yours as having shipped from S&W in 1975.

Looks like a nice one!

Will5A1
July 31, 2008, 07:45 PM
Model 12's make nice carry guns, but that one looks so nice I'd hesitate to put it in a holster, but I think you'll like how light it is if you do carry it.

Have to ask - it looks there's water on the frame in your photo - oil maybe?

Catalina25
July 31, 2008, 08:18 PM
K frame air weights are indeed sweet and 420 your's is very much so....Tom

420Stainless
July 31, 2008, 08:39 PM
Have to ask - it looks there's water on the frame in your photo - oil maybe?

Ha Ha. It is water - or sweat. Storms were moving in and I wanted to rush outside a get a picture in ambient light. Between the sweat and part of the camera strap in the frame it was definitely a rushed picture.

The Model 12's frame does have a couple of small rubs through the finish, so it is not like new, but it is probably about 98%. Doesn't appear to have been shot much at all.

420Stainless
July 31, 2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks Cocked & Locked. I just wanted a general idea of its age and I appreciate your answer.

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