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    2" Snubnose Identification

    Good Morning All,
    I have what seems to be a common question. I have a 2" Snub (6 shot) that was my Dad's backup. It's in good shape, tight, not had a lot of rounds through it, it is showing some normal holster wear.

    I've asked around in a couple of shops without much success. Photos are attached. The number under the extractor star is the same as on the butt. Name:  0909191730b.jpg
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    There is a name engraved on the backstrap. Could this have been a presentation piece?
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    Looking for a Model number and approximate value. Wanting to get a kydex carry holster and don't want to buy the wrong one.

    Any help is appreciated.
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    "C" series pre-Model 10.

    Guessing mid to late 1950's, but I don't have the book in front of me.
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    It is a Model 10 no dash before they started stamping them as Models. My Model 10 snubby (also a no dash), s/n C470024 shipped 9/59. Yours would have shipped a little bit earlier in 1958 or 1959.
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    Military & Police Model serial # 403111 shipped in 1957 just before they were re-named Model 10 (often called a Pre-Model 10). The other # is a now meaningless assembly #. A holster for a 2" K frame will fit. If you decide to change the grips K frame square butt will fit. An excellent gun that w/ regular shooting & cleaning will be around for a few more generations. Around here that would sell for around $450-500... but if I inherited that from my Dad it would be priceless.
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    Awesome heirloom; thanks for sharing and...
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    The change over to Model 10 stamping occurred around C436xxx - C437xxx according to DWalt. I do know C438xxx shipped in 1958 and C4080xx shipped Nov 57 but I don't know if it was stamped a Model 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    Military & Police Model serial # 403111 shipped in 1957 just before they were re-named Model 10 (often called a Pre-Model 10). The other # is a now meaningless assembly #. A holster for a 2" K frame will fit. If you decide to change the grips K frame square butt will fit. An excellent gun that w/ regular shooting & cleaning will be around for a few more generations. Around here that would sell for around $450-500... but if I inherited that from my Dad it would be priceless.
    I'm planning on keeping it! It was "born" the same year I was!!!

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Looks like a nice snub!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopsKidMike View Post
    I'm planning on keeping it! It was "born" the same year I was!!!
    Good choice.
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    Welcome to the forum! Fine revolver and something to hang onto and pass down.
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