A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Marcas Registradas

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.

The "Made In USA" mark appeared in May, 1922. Prior to that date, there were no markings placed on that area of the frame by the factory.

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Anonymous Trebor said...

Very informative post, thank you. I kept hearing references to the "Marcas Registras" marking, but didn't grasp the significance or know that it was a distinguishing feature for post-war guns. Very nice info to know and simple to remember.

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