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    OLD D.P.S. 38-44 INFO NEEDED

    Im looking for any information I can get on this old blue s&w 38-44 heavy duty, gun is stamped "TEXAS PUBLIC SAFTEY DEPT. 616" down the back strap.

    what years did DPS mark there 38-44's this way? who would know what trooper was issued this gun #616? thanks Name:  8704867.jpg
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    I know there grips are wrong, what were there orig grips on these? thanks

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    Those look like the right grips to me. Did you check inside of the grips for a SN. ? Great gun, wish it was mine
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    Those are K Frame grips. Nice gun. You sure wish that one could tell you some stories.
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    Nice gun!

    These are the correct grips for post war and pre war 38-44's.

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    question?... were any of these 38-44's D.P.S. blued? or do you think the nickel had been striped off then it was blued? TRYING TO FIGURE THIS GUN OUT

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    An old 38/44 HD and one marked like that for DPS is one we would spring for the letter here.
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    From the pictures it looks to be in the white - no finish left at all. I agree with Wendy, get the letter. There may even be a historian for the DPS - I don't know, but he/she might have some input...
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    Sn shows to be 72211 any idea on year made? Thanks
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