extra markings on smith and wesson

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by trip286, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I've had a smith and wesson model 65-2 for a little while now and have been curious about these markings. The insides of both grip panels have a "PC" stamped in, a number written in marker, and what appears to be a serial number also stamped on the right grip panel (not the same number on the butt). there are also several extra marks on the grip frame near the butt, covered by the grips, one looks like a serial number (again doesn't match the butt number, or the grip number, and in what appears to be almost random placement "B4", "B2", "S", and "3" on the left side, a 4 digit number on the right that again matches no other number on the gun, along with an H within a circle, and a D within a triangle. the number on the yoke matches the number on the left side of the grip frame with an additional "B4". anyone have any ideas? The cylinder is recessed and chamfered for moon clips, and the trigger is most excellent, best I've ever felt. I have high hopes, please someone tell me honestly that this is a performance center gun! I would be pretty happy. I've looked for these markings and can't find them anywhere.
     
  2. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    The numbers and markings you see are assembly numbers used in the factory for assembly purposes only and are of no significance at all.Your gun having recessed cyclinders means it was made prior to 1982 when the recessed cylinders and pinned barrels were dropped by smith and wesson. The performance center has been around since 1989.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    dang it... oh well, it's still gorgeous, and a great shooter, I still love it. Thanks