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Posted: 9/21/2004 1:13:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 1:47:42 PM EDT by Bucko]
Pretty much what the subject line says.
I got a Model 97 from my father and it has D.P.D. stamped on the receiver just behind the hammer. He figured (and I agreed) that it probably belonged to either Detroit or Dallas PD (before I stole it in a daring jail break - I just don't remember if I was in Dallas or Detroit at the time because I was wasted on PCP - or was it Denton? ). We also figure that it has most likely been re-blued - it was an amazing job (either factory or expert gunsmith) - because of the condition of the gun. I'll post pictures if it helps.

Edit: I forgot the "."s in the D.P.D..
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:37:26 PM EDT
Could have been any agency with a D in its name. Without paperwork, you'll never know. Will their company do a serial number search and provide documentation the way Colt does? That would tell you what part of the world the weapon was originally sold to at least.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:28:37 PM EDT
Yeah, I guess I could do that. I love the gun - I was just a little curious.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:49:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:24:44 PM EDT
Here you go:





Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:58:56 PM EDT
could be denver too
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:02:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeyA:
could be denver too


They have guns there?

I'll probably just have to contact Winchester.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:03:46 PM EDT
Oh my! That shotgun's a beauty!!



-REAPER2502
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:14:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By REAPER2502:
Oh my! That shotgun's a beauty!!





Thanks. That's what made my father and me believe it had been re-blued.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 7:23:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bucko:

Originally Posted By JoeyA:
could be denver too


They have guns there?

I'll probably just have to contact Winchester.



you never know these days
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:26:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bucko:

I'll probably just have to contact Winchester.



That's a good idea. Maybe they can point you to the original agency that it was sold to. Documented Provenance can increase it's value.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:17:06 AM EDT
Try asking here SASSNET
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:33:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 12:33:59 AM EDT by Bucko]
Ranger Jim Reed on SASS.net wrote:


It probably did belong to Dallas PD at one time. I don't know if the Armorer at DPD would have access to those records or not. It does look like the Dallas PD markings I have seen on newer model pumps used by DPD in the 70's. You could always check with Winchester, I'm sure they have records somewhere. I'm sure Dallas PD bought a bunch of them at one time. Good Luck on your research.



Winchester said it was made in the early 50s, but gave no answer when I suggested that they tell me to whom they sold it so I didn't push it. Since it was purchased in Houston I figure Dallas is the most likely PD that previously owned it. I'm going to shoot 00 buckshot from it on Saturday - I've never fired buckshot from a shotgun and this one has no recoil pad so I'm sure it will be delightful. I need to know what it's like so I won't be surprised by the recoil if ever I have to shoot an intruder.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:06:27 PM EDT
If it was purchased in TX I would think that it is from Dallas.

But I live near Detroit, and know alot of DPD officers, and all of their Glocks have D.P.D. stamped on them in the same way.

Probably just a similarity, but interesting.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:34:13 AM EDT
Now I'm back to being confused. Calgon, take me away.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 9:38:02 PM EDT
DPD has been far more Remmy friendly in the past. . .
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