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    Funny looking front sight

    Mam-Maw and I went to Tulsa to the big show this A.M. We sold one rifle and we were headed to the exit.
    She had me headed to the door when she messed up. She stopped for a funnel-cake and I found this before
    she caught up. It's ser. # is 4148xx. It's a 6in barrel and it looks like it'll be a good shooter. Here's what it looks
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    Dang them funnel cakes!!--nice
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    Nice! Is that a gun that was originally fixed sights and has been fitted with adjustable??
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    Looks vaguely familiar

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    Waidmann, it seems to really like extreme wadcutters. I think Mam-Maw will be able to shoot it well, she doesn't like large
    grips. Cliff

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    So, the date, I'm guessing the 20's?
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    Funny front sight or not, that is a fine looking Smith!
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    The folklore is that 500000 shipped in the late 1927/early 1928 range. Mine is actually a Change 3 with a star and a twenties return date. I assume the grips date to that return.

    I agree this thing launches 148 grain hollow base wad-cutters like guided missiles.
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    One line address & a LERK too.........Nice!
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    Congrats, you found an unmolested factory ".38 Military and Police Target Model".

    It has the one line MADE IN USA frame stamp initiated in May 1922 and still has the 'mushroon' style extractor rod knob which wasn't eliminated until 1927 when it was replaced by the 'barrel' style. The barrel style (a pre war part) is not referred to as a LERK (large extractor rod knob) until after WW II when straight rods were introduced, and the LERK was uncommon, only rarely seen before pre war parts inventory was depleted.

    So we have a production date for your M&P bracketed between 1922 and 1927.

    The front sight is the factory original style target sight blade like these two 44 Target Triple Locks:





    Yours is a beauty, enjoy!!
    Jim
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