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Old October 24, 2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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ruger ID stamp

I own over a dozen ruger wheel guns, but i recently traded for one that has stamped on side in black letters MDTN 40. it is a police service six in 357 4 inch barrel made in 1979. paid for letter from ruger but they cant tell me what the stamp means. bought in private sale owner didnt know. anybody have any idea what this means, thinking it could affect resale if i had more info
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Old October 25, 2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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It is probably the property ID tag of the police force that owned the gun previously.

Doubt it does anything to increase the value.
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Old October 25, 2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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I've seen MDTN stand for a town name (Middletown), as well as Middle Tennessee. Both uses are fairly generic, though.

Best of luck
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