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65-2 unexpected bonus

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bush Pilot, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Member

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    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.
     
  2. cyclopsshooter

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    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.
     
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    I have a few revolvers that are marked state police.......Chicago & Detroit.
     
  4. Bush Pilot

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    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.
     
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    Does it look like this?

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    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.
     
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    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."
     
  8. Bush Pilot

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    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 :)
     
  9. NG VI

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    My fiancee and I are unable to quit our laughs over this.
     
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