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    Just picked up a model 57, can anyone tell me about it?

    Snagged from a pawn shop for $400, figured I couldn't go wrong at all for that price. If anyone could give me an approximate year of manufacture and any other details that would be awesome. Here's a couple of pics:

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    I can't find my catalog, so I can't give you a birthdate. It's pinned and recessed so it's before '82.
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    If the stocks are original to the gun , I'd guess mid to late 70s . My '79 M29 has the same football stocks .
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    Your gun was built late in 1980. And you got a screaming good deal. I hope you reload because you'll want to shoot it a lot. Congratulations

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    Looks great and at a fine price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahughes View Post
    Snagged from a pawn shop for $400, figured I couldn't go wrong at all for that price. If anyone could give me an approximate year of manufacture and any other details that would be awesome. Here's a couple of pics:

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    I’ll PM you my address, sent it to me so I can examine it for you... I’ll eventually get back to you with my findings mate..

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    Model 57s are fine guns and so is the 41mag round
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    Did you hold him up for the register, too?

    Outstanding score!
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    WOW What a deal . Good thing i did not see it first. !!!!


    The Smith Wesson Model 57 .41 Magnum was manufactured 1963 to 1993. The N. Frame 6 shot revolver came in came in 4, 6, and 8 3/8 inch barrels. They were sold in Blue and Nickel finishes and had a micrometer rear sight . They were all shipped with over sized Goncalo Alves grips and had a shrouded extractor rod. " S " serial number prefix was changed to N prefix in 1969. The gun weighs 44 to 52 ounces and the last suggested MSRP was $466.00 .. Law enforcement price was $415.00

    There were 4 engineering changes to this model over the production run. Pinned barrel and recessed cylinder being two of the changes. the 8 3/8 barrels bring a premium. 4inch is the most common ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    Did you hold him up for the register, too?

    Outstanding score!
    I did manage to get them to knock off the tax and background check fee, hopefully that isn't held against me too strongly when I'm being judged in the afterlife. Thanks for the useful info so far!
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