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I bought this M&P 40 PRO SERIES from a pawn shop for 200.00 someone cut the grip to compact size ( and i will never understand why ) also did a garbage home stipple job. The slide is great the gun functions as is so I can pull the internals out and reinstall them in a new frame any info would be helpful
 

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The frame is the firearm, so IF you buy one, it would need to go through a FFL
 

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The frame is considered a firearm, and most manufacturers will not sell a stripped frame.

Finding a used stripped frame for sale is next to impossible, and it would have to be handled the same as a complete firearm purchase.

Unlike Glock, I haven't seen any aftermarket frames for an M&P, realistically, I'm afraid you're stuck with it.
 

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Which part has the serial #? Some of the new plastic guns the action inside is the serialized "receiver", not the plastic grip frame (my Sig 365 for example). If it's the insides a new grip frame from S&W should be easily available by mail. Or just use it as a beater carry gun.
 

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Yes I kinda thought that was the deal yes the serial number is on the frame not the internals like sigi guess I just have to buy another 40 with a trashed slide I could get a surplus leo trade and do the swap I would still have a pro series for about 450.00
 

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Or sell this one and go buy a new one for about the same price. I bought my M&P 2.0 Compact for $349 new from Brownell's
 

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I could but this is a pro series and I want to build a competition gun add a threaded barrel and compensator apex sear kit and trigger I could end up with a fine completion pistol if I buy a surplus leo 40 trade I can have the frame and always sell the slide and part out the internals of the leo frame and still come out on the cheap for a nice competition shooter
 

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Okie Dokie, seems like the long way around to get the gun you want....
 
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As already mentioned, a number of newer polymer frame pistols are being manufactured with a "chassis" that is serialized, rather than the polymer frame itself.

The Ruger American is constructed that way. The serial number is only visible from it's rear.

 

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True but not a smith. I am trying to build a fairly cheap S&W competition pistol I only do thing 3 ways good fast and cheap you can pick any 2 ...good and fast won't be cheap... Fast and cheap won't be good.... Good and cheap won't be fast errgo the long way to get the gun I want
 
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