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Bush Pilot
February 27, 2012, 03:12 PM
Last week I purchased a Smith 65-2 from a LGS. Today, I'm swapping the grips and noticed the words "Mass. State Police" were stamped on the back of the frame. I realize it doesn't add much value, I just thought it was kind of cool since I'm at the opposite end of the country. The gun was obviously part of a police trade-in years ago.

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cyclopsshooter
February 27, 2012, 03:25 PM
I have an appreciation for police marked revolvers. I kinda regret selling my Pasco P.D. Smith 15 to my cousin but he was born there and it's still in the family.. I'm really drooling over a friends WA State Patrol Smith .44 Special that his dad carried.

ohio58
February 27, 2012, 03:25 PM
I have a few revolvers that are marked state police.......Chicago & Detroit.

Bush Pilot
February 27, 2012, 03:39 PM
I have an appreciation for police marked revolvers. I kinda regret selling my Pasco P.D. Smith 15 to my cousin but he was born there and it's still in the family.. I'm really drooling over a friends WA State Patrol Smith .44 Special that his dad carried.
Too bad you didn't keep the Pasco revolver. Every once in a while I'll see a Model 15 Smith marked "Spokane Police Dept" (my dad's dept for over 30 years) When I can find one that isn't gold plated I'm going to add it to my collection.

The Mayor
February 28, 2012, 03:06 PM
Does it look like this?

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t48/TheMayor_photos/jan07050.jpg

content
February 28, 2012, 03:23 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Nice bonus and great piece of history.

My 1943, Colt Offical Police, .38 has BPD stamped on one of the grips.
Folks say Boston PD lol, I tell them probably Belmont PD (a nice small town near here).

The 65-3, I picked up as a police trade in looks rough but shoots fine. I like Hogue grips for my .357s.

Congrats on finding the bonuses in life.

slicksleeve
February 28, 2012, 07:51 PM
I have a 65-1 that has M P D 156 stamped on the frame just below the cylinder, on the left side. I don't know the history, but considering where I live, I tend to believe it came from Montgomery, Alabama, Police Department. That is just a guess though, it could be from any city that starts with an "M."

Bush Pilot
February 29, 2012, 02:43 PM
Does it look like this?

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t48/TheMayor_photos/jan07050.jpg
No, mine has grips and I don't have an Indian blanket. If mine didn't have grips and I had an Indian blanket they could be twins :)

NG VI
February 29, 2012, 09:15 PM
My fiancee and I are unable to quit our laughs over this.

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