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Bought a set, this is the set that came without the Bowie knife. It had the original order slip in the box. Seattle Hardware Co., 501-27 FIRST AVE. South, BOX 3846 Terminal Station, Seattle Wash. 98124, Phone MA2-7070 Area code 206 The order was written Jan. 23, 1973 for 2 ea. 50104 S & W Commemorative's. The slip also states PAY ON ARRIVAL and FFL 92414 Also has the salesman's no. 444 Anyway I now have one of those sets with the original case, original box with label and all the paperwork and unopened tools. Everything is like new, 19-3 has not been fired per the seller. Does anyone here have the other one that was ordered or anymore info to add? I would post pictures, but they all look pretty much the same to me.
 

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I'd guess the serials would be consecutive, without knowing one, would have no idea who would have the second one ordered. No idea what your serial is. Mine is TR 35xx. Ony 8000 were made with the boxed set with knife. 10,000 made overall.

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That's a fine revolver. Some S&W enthusiasts look down on the commemorative pieces despite the fact that they are great firearms. I bought a Pa, State Police commemorative 2 years ago and I love it. Mine was also in unfired condition...until I got it, and it's been a fine shooter. Looks good and shoots great. Congrats on a nice find and enjoy!
 

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That's a fine revolver. Some S&W enthusiasts look down on the commemorative pieces despite the fact that they are great firearms. I bought a Pa, State Police commemorative 2 years ago and I love it. Mine was also in unfired condition...until I got it, and it's been a fine shooter. Looks good and shoots great. Congrats on a nice find and enjoy!
I may not fire this one. But I also got a DPSOA (TX Dept of Public Service Officers Assn) 27-2, it had been fired, and the commemorative aspects aren't that pronounced (no really elegant engraving, no inlays, just a good roll-stamp) so it is a shooter here.
 

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Wow, it's absolutely beautiful!
Congratulations on the recent acquisition.

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....Anyway I now have one of those sets with the original case, original box with label and all the paperwork and unopened tools. Everything is like new, 19-3 has not been fired per the seller....
I have always liked The Texas Ranger Commemorative. I have two sets with the matching # knife and the box.



The one on the right is a TR8xx, and the one on the right is a TR83xx. According to the S&WSC, the first 1000 bring a slight premium to the other 9000.

My experience is that they are well made. I know they shoot well since I have tested the newer one. The older one has a noticeable darker finish on the stocks. The stocks are well finished and very rare (the right side is cut to show the TR seal).



More pics of the two revolvers and stocks.







 

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Bought a set, this is the set that came without the Bowie knife. It had the original order slip in the box. Seattle Hardware Co., 501-27 FIRST AVE. South, BOX 3846 Terminal Station, Seattle Wash. 98124, Phone MA2-7070 Area code 206 The order was written Jan. 23, 1973 for 2 ea. 50104 S & W Commemorative's. The slip also states PAY ON ARRIVAL and FFL 92414 Also has the salesman's no. 444 Anyway I now have one of those sets with the original case, original box with label and all the paperwork and unopened tools. Everything is like new, 19-3 has not been fired per the seller. Does anyone here have the other one that was ordered or anymore info to add? I would post pictures, but they all look pretty much the same to me.
Hello, my name is Carl Mendola and I worked at S&W in the early 1970's. I purchased a Texas Ranger like yours. I still have it, however, and notable, it is still in the factory brown paper packaging, It has never been opened. I NEVER OPENED IT! It is factory fresh! It has always been stored in an air conditioned environment. Please note that the serial number is also very low , S/N TX0034 out of ten thousand.
I do want to sell it to a SMITH collector who, I know, will be a very proud to have it in his collection.
Anyone know of such a collector, please contact me via this forum.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum. We are happy to have you here but please do familiarize yourself with the forum and it’s guidelines. We can’t have any sale activity outside of the classifieds section. I understand you didn’t know this and your post is well intended.

Please start a new thread in the classified section of the forum with pictures and a price. It’s up to you to set a asking price.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass!
 
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Welcome Carl,
I have two shown above with pb pictures. Here are some better pictures (I use one as a carry weapon and keep one in the wood box):
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Hey R Man,

Wowser! What an outstanding brace of the FINEST M-19's ever made!

Even better, you got the other fellows to show theirs!! (y)

Later, Mark
 

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I think $900 for the #0034 Texas Ranger in the box is good (one of 10,000 is not rare). I already own two of them so have a good opinion. No offer, and just a value opinion.
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