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I've noticed that on the hand printed label used on the older 1970's 2 piece S&W boxes, I have seen in the FIN location both B and BT for a blued revolver. Is there a differance?
 

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B indicates S&W standard blue finish, whereas, BT indicates a bright blue finish. Price lists often list the finishes available as blue (B), bright (BT) or nickel (N).

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Thanks for the info, Doc. I've only seen the BT designation on premium N frames like 27s or 29s. So I quess they had the better blueing.
 

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As a follow up, I've also seen a BH on a label, I think it was a HP model 28. Any thoughts on what this means, Doc.
 

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BH is the designation for the satin blue finish given the Highway Patrolman. The finish was unique to this model. Some cylinders fitted to the Highway Patrolman have an H stamped on their rear surface indicating the cylinder was given the satin blue finish.

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