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How did your purchase turn out? I ordered very good. Mine Turned out good. Definitely not very good. Stock trashed and some corrosion from importer stamp and a few other small areas. They are factory stamped 10-7 1977. but serial numbered 13Dxxxx 1982. With no pinned barrel. There stock photo showed pinned barrel. There is a badge number stamped on mine with initials JP. 4” tapered barrel. Century arms import.

Does anyone know country of origin?
 

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There are quite a few of these coming back to the USA.

The model 10-11 I bought a couple of years ago was from Victoria, Australia (it still had their stock tracking label on it) and was part of a large number returned to the USA. These didn't have import markings, so must have been a lease return which never was actually sold or transferred to the Australian police agency.

I also have a model 10-5 DAO that came back from Italy many years ago, and was import marked by Davidson's.

You might ask CAI directly where they got this batch. "JP" is probably a unit mark reflecting the agency it came from with the weapon number.

Another from this agency was reported on the forum 4 years ago:

https://www.smithandwessonforums.co...l-10-8-acquisition-post441432.html#post441432
 

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There are quite a few of these coming back to the USA.

The model 10-11 I bought a couple of years ago was from Victoria, Australia (it still had their stock tracking label on it) and was part of a large number returned to the USA. These didn't have import markings, so must have been a lease return which never was actually sold or transferred to the Australian police agency.

I also have a model 10-5 DAO that came back from Italy many years ago, and was import marked by Davidson's.

You might ask CAI directly where they got this batch. "JP" is probably a unit mark reflecting the agency it came from with the weapon number.

Another from this agency was reported on the forum 4 years ago:

https://www.smithandwessonforums.co...l-10-8-acquisition-post441432.html#post441432

Thanks for the JP Thread link. I will follow up on it. I had a vibe that might be an agency initial. That’s why I posted on here to see if others that purchased from this batch had Some insight without having to call the importer. I don’t have time to bother an importer during the day over a $400 handgun. Thanks again.
 
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