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markings on model 19 s&w

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hunterj61, Sep 9, 2011.

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  1. hunterj61

    hunterj61 Member

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    I have a model 19-3 S&W 6" barrel with Amarking in the crane next to the serial number, it looks like E-10 or maybe C-10. Any body know what this means. Original owner had a pistol smith smooth the action on it but did not know what the marking is for.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Odds & ends marks inside the crane cut on S&W revolvers are used by various fitters during the assembly process.

    They are used to keep fitted & matching parts together during heat treating and final finish.
    Aslo to later identify who did what to each gun.

    Pretty much meaningless to anyone except S&W.

    rc
     
  3. hunterj61

    hunterj61 Member

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    thanks

    Thanks for your reply. i have had this gun for 10 years and have been curious about it. hunterj61
     
  4. F-111 John

    F-111 John Member

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    Take the grips off and you'll find another treasure trove of mysterious factory markings. Here are the crane and frame markings on my Model 19-4 4".

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