Smith & Wesson serialization is, to say the least, somewhat enigmatic. Supica's and Nahas's Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson admit that their best guess is that serialization of the .38 Bodyguard Stainless, numbered model 649, began with AFN prefix in 1985. This one's prefix is ANS, so it was likely manufactured in 1986. This fully traditional, no suffix variant of the Bodyguard Stainless is identical to the classic blue steel bodyguard except for being a stainless. This one is classic short J frame. Its frame's extended area that surrounds the hammer, gives sufficient added strength that our local owners of these pre-Magnum-J frames have experienced no problems using +P ammunition in them. Since this specimen's top strap underside exhibits only negligible blast effect, we do not believe any +P rounds have been fired in it anyway; probable carry load was Federal non-plus-P Nyclad 125 grain ammunition. Surface detractions are only moderate, edge scouring and side plate scouring here and there; and we estimate that less than 20 percent of its entire surface is affected. Photos, at any rate, should suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. Specs are: traditional double- and single-action revolver, 2 inch barrel; 1/10 inch serrated ramp blade front sight with fixed notch rear sight; .312 Satin Stainless Trigger; .240 Serrated Satin Stainless Shrouded Hammer; five shot capacity with internal transfer hammer block safety mechanism; and period correct Pachmayr SJ/CP grips with the Lion logo. Note that the yoke screw and its adjacent area show moderate stress from this revolver's annual servicing by S&W factory-trained Department Armorers. This Stainless Bodyguard, then, is excellent mechanically; bore, cylinder chambers and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Own this attractive, historic and collectable Smith & Wesson .38 Special for only $ 429.95. Not transferable to civilians in California, D.C., or Massachusetts. NOW TRANSFERABLE TO CIVILIANS IN CHICAGO, OAK PARK IL, AND NEW YORK CITY. GOD BLESS MR. OTIS MCDONALD!
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