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model 65

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by icanthitabarn, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Well-Known Member

    I had butted in on another thread, but here is my own. I have looked a few times at this S+W. Model 65 S.S. It has a stamp of 65-2, on the crane. The gun is not pinned or recessed. The other numbers, also on the crane, are obviously re-stamped with a totally different number. Is this common? It's a Frankengun I guess
  2. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    nope,inspection marks
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The actual serial number is stamped on the butt.

    The odd numbers & stamps inside the crane cut are assembly numbers and fitters marks used during manufacturing to keep the crane, cylinder, sideplate and frame together during final fitting and polishing after they had been fitted to each other.

    It's not a Frankengun.

  4. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Well-Known Member

    Maybe I was not clear. I know the inspection mark, isn't going to match the model number. The inspection mark is re-stamped completely different from original inspection mark. I was told by a very smart poster that a 65-2 should be pinned and recessed.
  5. bk42261

    bk42261 Well-Known Member


    Are you sore it says 65-2? I just checked my wife's 65-2 and it is, indeed, pinned and recessed.
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    That is correct.
    A 65-2 should be P&R.
    The 65-3 change in 1982 eliminated the pinned & recessed.

  7. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Well-Known Member

    The gun is not pinned or recessed and is stamped 65-2 no question.
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Probably just an early 65-3 that got stamped wrong.

    Stranger things have happened.

  9. earplug

    earplug Well-Known Member

    Yoke retension screw/plunger?

    I have a M-65-5 and it has the spring loaded yoke srew and plunger.

    Curious if your revolver has this?
  10. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Well-Known Member

    A wrong model stamp and a new set of codes stamped over an existing set of codes?
  11. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    I have a 65-2 3" from 1982 that is recessed, NOT pinned, and with a large side-plate logo. You may very well have something similar, curious to know the date of manufacture.
  12. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    The steel K-framed .357 S&W is perfect example of form following function or is it the other way around? A kinda revolverfection if you will.....
  13. easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca

    easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca Well-Known Member

    Got a 65-2. It is indeed P & R.

    PabloJ said:
    I agree:D
  14. Tinman357

    Tinman357 Well-Known Member

    I would love to get my hands on a good 3in model 65.
  15. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    tin,keep checking gunbroker,they show up there.the 3 inch is sweet.had one of those ss 64's bobtailed for the tampa sheriff's office way back in the 80's.shoulda never soldit.it was part of a custum order.if you do find one,you can have a slot milled where the front sight goes so you can put a tritium sight in it
  16. surfinUSA

    surfinUSA Well-Known Member

    Don't worry that it's not P&R. at the time of the change its possible to find pinned gun w/o recessed cylinders and guns with recessed cylinders that don't have pinned barrels.
  17. S&W-Keeper

    S&W-Keeper Well-Known Member

    It was probably at he end of the -2 run. It is not uncomon.
  18. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    As an aside, are any/all Model 65 LadySmiths pinned and/or recessed?

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