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Old 03-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #11
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Gun was built to spec for a police dept somewhere. DAO, bobbed and fixed sights. The hammer is checkered on it's short flat top. I'm hoping CAI will respond to my email and tell me where it came from. My research says it might be South America somewhere or Canada, not that it matters much, but it would be nice to know. I got the cop holster with it too and have the original grips. I'm not well versed in S&W. Ken

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What are the 1st 3 numbers of the serial number?

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Saw one just like you describe on armslist not long ago,I REEEAAAALLY was into the way it looked. very unique,not sure how practical a bobbed hammer would have really been with a full size revolver though.

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What are the 1st 3 numbers of the serial number?
The first three are 171. Thanks
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The Security and Speed Six were built from 1972 to 1988 with the last sequence 162-xxxxxx. It looks like you have a possible custom order GP built in 1989. Could also be a resurected Speed Six using the GP numbers and markings. Interesting item.
http://ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-GP100.html

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That looks like a Speed Six not a GP100.
It's a GP100.
Like i said in the earlier post the frame is a bit slimmer than on the current GP100's
I have owned this gun as DAO.
The fixed sights are neat too.
The slightly slimmer frame gives it that "Six" flavor but its a GP.

The one i had I traced by serial to French Gendarmerie.
if it has a reimport stamp ( like I think the OP said) it is likely one of those.
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I appreciate all the help here. It's interesting reading all the opinions. I haven't shot it yet and haven't decided whether to keep it or not yet. Ken

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I just listed this rig on Gunbroker if anyone wants it. Ken

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Just curious, outside of CA legal BS, why would you want a DAO full size revolver ?

I seem to recall people filing down hammers a long time ago on snubbies to prevent snagging from pocket carry. (Fritz - exhibition shooter - may have had something to do w it) I believe there was some initial problems w light primer strikers on SW. Any old timers recall this ?

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Just curious, outside of CA legal BS, why would you want a DAO full size revolver ?

I seem to recall people filing down hammers a long time ago on snubbies to prevent snagging from pocket carry. (Fritz - exhibition shooter - may have had something to do w it) I believe there was some initial problems w light primer strikers on SW. Any old timers recall this ?
Please help educate me. What is wrong with a full size DAO revolver?
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