A friend, that works in a local gun shop, called me today to tell me about a pair of S&W's that came into the shop this week. Earlier in the week a 38 Safety Model, sn 245712 came in. Today a totally different person brought in serial number 245713. To all accounts neither seller knew the other. But what are the chances of this happening? They are both blue with 3 1/2" barrels. One is 80% and the other is 90-95%. I'll have first crack at them if I want them and once the store decides what they want for them. I for one do not place a huge premium on consecutive numbers.