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The attached image is of a letter I came across in my fathers files. My father was an executive with General Motors, in Mexico, during the 1960's through 1980's. It shows that as a representative of the firm he was responsible for the firearms issued to their internal ("Banking") police. The letter is addressed to the Office of Firearms Registration, Secretariat of National Defense (Mexican military). It is for the registration of the firearms to be issued and lists the items by serial number. Based on the caliber being .38 Special and the serial numbers I would conclude that they were post war M&P/Model 10.
 

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If you want to know about the current use of S&W revolvers in Mexico, sign up on Canadian Gun Nutz. Look on the "pistols & Revolvers" forum.

One of the members has spent considerable time there, shooting at a posh gun club with monied people.

They have to go to extremes to have some guns. Like having .357s remarked .38 Spl. and fitting 7 shot cylinders to 6 shot guns.
 

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The attached image is of a letter I came across in my fathers files. My father was an executive with General Motors, in Mexico, during the 1960's through 1980's. It shows that as a representative of the firm he was responsible for the firearms issued to their internal ("Banking") police. The letter is addressed to the Office of Firearms Registration, Secretariat of National Defense (Mexican military). It is for the registration of the firearms to be issued and lists the items by serial number. Based on the caliber being .38 Special and the serial numbers I would conclude that they were post war M&P/Model 10.
My pre model 10's serial number fits in between those first 2 listed and was made in 1955
 

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If you want to know about the current use of S&W revolvers in Mexico, sign up on Canadian Gun Nutz. Look on the "pistols & Revolvers" forum.

One of the members has spent considerable time there, shooting at a posh gun club with monied people.

They have to go to extremes to have some guns. Like having .357s remarked .38 Spl. and fitting 7 shot cylinders to 6 shot guns.
I just joined and saw the posts. Great stuff, thanks.
 

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I just joined and saw the posts. Great stuff, thanks.
There was a link on that forum with good pics of the S&W "Rappy" 6 shot revolver only available in Canada. I just bought one and it's in transit.

It's in the "Pro Series", similar to and with the same features as the 686 SSR but with a 5" barrel. I can't find anything more about it and it's not listed as a S&W catalog item.

Regretably, it does not come with two sets of grips as does the SSR. If I don't like the pebbled rubber grips, I'll order a set of wood grips from Hogue.
 
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