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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Charlie, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. lightflyer1

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    This is what I found online:

    "From Answers.com: "In May, 1948, Smith & Wesson changed their simple "Made In USA" rollmark to a more complex four line bilingual version. This was to combat the many Spanish counterfiet revolvers being produced.
    For collectors, the 4 line rollmark indicates a definite post war gun."
    As I recall from other readings and discussions over the years, S&W was getting hosed by international competitors. In the primarily South & Central American marketplaces, locals preferred owning Smith & Wesson revolvers, but were not adverse to buying/owning much cheaper rip-off clones. It's no mistake that the early Taurus revolvers introduced to the US marketplace were almost exact counterparts to certain S&W models. They were already popular in regions that historically favored Smiths (but not the high tariff associated with a real one)."

    "FWIW I have been told that S&W used the mark to win a U.S. federal court case that effectively prohibited cheap Spanish copies of their revolvers from being legally imported and sold on the U.S. market. Protection of their trademarks on foreign markets was only a secondary goal, since many Latin American countries didn't respect U.S. trademarks at the time anyway.
    BTW the use of the "4-line" rollmark isn't universal anymore; newer Airweights wear a 2-line marking that reads:
    SPFLD, MA.
    S&W U.S.A."
     


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  2. lightflyer1

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    Haven't shot it yet. Had to hurry home for the UT game.
     
  3. SloppyShooter

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    What doesn't, voto??? Prolly "Hecho in Mexico ."

    Gotta be honest , first time I saw patent shnit in Espanol.

    165 good men....waste of flesh.

    BTW....Bet it kicks like a big boy.
     
  4. lightflyer1

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    All reports and you tube say the recoil is very mild.
     
  5. SloppyShooter

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    Weird, my Taurus had a heavy muzzle jump when I first shot it, and it's heavy.
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    It's a. 22, why would it kick?
     
  7. BRD@66

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    ^ this.
     
  8. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Those ultralight .22’s are neat-0.

    Was going to get one but found a Model 63 first.
     
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  9. SloppyShooter

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    Not really kick, but muzzle jump. Feel like it's trying to jump out of your hand.

    Obviously, it's not going to do it like a .44 mag, but since I experienced it with a heavy pistol, I would think it would be more pronounced with a light one.

    I haven't noticed that since I quit using that old ammo. ( 20 year old Remington.)
     
  10. OIF2

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    Here's something you don't see every day...Colt Metropolitan MK III in .38 Special. 3000 made in the early 70's for the NYPD, which mandated .38 Special. Great revolver, beautifully finished considering it was a "duty" gun. It's the same as the Lawman MK III but in .38.
    Bob

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