May 8, 2009, 05:16 AM
Hi all. I recently picked up a S&W Model 625-2 5" with Belgian proof marks. The gun is model of 1988 and the proofs come out at 1989 (N with underscore). I talked with a S&W rep who confirmed it was first exported to Belgium and apparently then to Germany. Has anyone else seen this on their S&W?
May 8, 2009, 09:53 AM
No, just curious.... where was this proofmark placed on
May 8, 2009, 03:33 PM
Hi Randall. The full set of proofs are on the underside of the barrel lug (proofmaster, symbols, 'N' date and the flaming circle with the 'L' inside) with the flaming circle with L on the frame just in front of the trigger guard and on the cylinder rear face. Hope this helps in ID'ing the gun. BTW it still locks up like a bank vault with perfect timing but it had a few light marks on the stainless satin finish when I got it - it's at the smith's right now being bead blasted back to new condition.
Thanks for your signature - at my age I need to be reminded of that.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas -
May 8, 2009, 07:18 PM
I saw a 29-3 with this same proof marking, its been out of the usa and the country it went to proof marked it, or so i was told
May 8, 2009, 07:30 PM
The proofmarks sound cool, I wonder if it was
a requirement of imported weapons, or ??
I have the 625 5" Bbl. that was discontinued 1/1/2008
it has gone back to the S&W Perf. Center for the
master Revolver Action Job and has the Full size Guy
Hogue checkered/finger grooved grips in Rosewood.
Send me an email - addy should be on my profile and
I can answer with a pic of it attached. It's my
favorite revolver at the range.
Oh, the .sig my older daughter is a english HS
teacher - she sent me a link with the story behind
what inspired Dylan Thomas to write it. He wrote it
for his aging father who was losing his eysight. So, it
was a bit of a wakeup call to Carpe Diem.