The TDE serial number prefix, to the best of our knowledge, dates manufacture of this 5903 to some time late in 1988, one of the first year of production 5903s before it was even officially produced. The reason for that is visible on the right side of the frame forward of the type one square trigger guard: Atlanta Police. This was a special order pistol for APD with no hammer spur, even though it is traditional double action with decocking lock-down ambidextrous safety. From a rest position, the first shot is a long double action pull, then all subsequent shots are single action with a short pull with the hammer standing cocked. Both its magazines are original issue, 1988 production pre-ban high capacity magazines with black follower and 14 round, instead of the later 15 round, capacity. Weight empty is a light 28 ounces, more pleasant to carry than its steel frame sibling the 5906. This pistol has normal service carrying and holster wear. Its chief detraction is a moderate amount of scouring and buffing on the rear frame flange behind the hammer and on the right forward side of the trigger guard. Other wear is only moderate. We rate this pistol as Very Good, around 85 percent finishwise. Photos, however, should suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. This pistol is Excellent mechanically. Bushing contact buffing on the forward barrel surface is only moderate, and the bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Note the 1980s period Satin Stainless hammer and trigger. Sights are period Novak 3 Dot, night sights with no luminosity. This pistol is not only eminently serviceable, it is also collectable since it is a very early, pre-catalogued variant of the 5903 in a very traditional configuration. From its department box's markings, it was assigned to Officer D.W. Dunlap. We are including a new factory Smith & Wesson blue case. We're offering it for only $ 389.95
Not for sale to Massachusetts destinations. Not transferable to civilians in California or Chicago. We frequently have 10 round magazines available for civilian buyers in Hawaii, New York, Puerto Rico or cities with 10 round magazine limits.
Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC, Visa or Discover phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are preferable to, and faster than, Cashiers Checks and non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always include our FFL gun lock and a copy of the Federal Youth Firearms Safety Act brochure with handgun orders in order to make the transferring dealer's life easy. We always send the necessary California DOJ Documents to California Dealers. We offer a 7 day money back return privilege, but we will not reimburse any shipping, coming or going, on this rifle. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Our phone number is at the bottom of this ad. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We consider trade offers. Traditional firearms good. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus, Rossi Revolvers. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. One of the biggest expenses for us is cleaning guns; fewer than 1% of the firearms we trade for are clean.
Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC, Visa or Discover phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are preferable to, and faster than, Cashiers Checks and non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs no
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