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S&W 625 with Belgian poof marks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sterling7c, May 8, 2009.

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  1. sterling7c

    sterling7c Member

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    Hi all. I recently picked up a S&W Model 625-2 5" with Belgian proof marks. The gun is model of 1988 and the proofs come out at 1989 (N with underscore). I talked with a S&W rep who confirmed it was first exported to Belgium and apparently then to Germany. Has anyone else seen this on their S&W?
     
  2. BlindJustice

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    No, just curious.... where was this proofmark placed on
    the weapon?

    Randall
     
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    Hi Randall. The full set of proofs are on the underside of the barrel lug (proofmaster, symbols, 'N' date and the flaming circle with the 'L' inside) with the flaming circle with L on the frame just in front of the trigger guard and on the cylinder rear face. Hope this helps in ID'ing the gun. BTW it still locks up like a bank vault with perfect timing but it had a few light marks on the stainless satin finish when I got it - it's at the smith's right now being bead blasted back to new condition.

    Thanks for your signature - at my age I need to be reminded of that.
     
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    I saw a 29-3 with this same proof marking, its been out of the usa and the country it went to proof marked it, or so i was told
     
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    sterling7c

    The proofmarks sound cool, I wonder if it was
    a requirement of imported weapons, or ??

    I have the 625 5" Bbl. that was discontinued 1/1/2008
    it has gone back to the S&W Perf. Center for the
    master Revolver Action Job and has the Full size Guy
    Hogue checkered/finger grooved grips in Rosewood.
    Send me an email - addy should be on my profile and
    I can answer with a pic of it attached. It's my
    favorite revolver at the range.

    Oh, the .sig my older daughter is a english HS
    teacher - she sent me a link with the story behind
    what inspired Dylan Thomas to write it. He wrote it
    for his aging father who was losing his eysight. So, it
    was a bit of a wakeup call to Carpe Diem.

    Randall
     
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