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Plastic inserts

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MMCSRET, Jul 18, 2010.


    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    When did S&W start installing the colored plastic front sight inserts on their blue revolvers?
  2. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Some time in the 1950s. I'm not sure exactly when they were introduced, but these sights were standard on the .44 Magnum when it was released in 1956.

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    I have a new Model 28, no dash, never fired and it has red paint or possibly red plastic coating the front sight just as if it were an insert, but its not. The gun numbers to 1958 and is new unfired. I had a Model 57-1 that did not have the colored insert. Makes me wonder.
  4. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Some 6" barreled 28s had the insert. Neither of mine do, though.

    I read about the Highway Patrolman you scored in another thread. Now we need some pics!
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    I don't own a camera and don't know how to use one. The last camera I owned was stolen at Clark AFB in the P.I. in 1972 while I was transiting back to the states for new construction duty in Pascagoula, Miss. I never bothered with one again.

  6. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Don't know, just wish they hadn't. My 6" 629-3 would be perfect were it not for its orange insert front sight. One day I'll get it changed to a black post.

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