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Question Model 10-5 with MPDC on the back-strap -> ??

Just picked up a Smith & Wesson model 10-5 thin barrel with the marking MPDC on the back-strap. Didn't see it when I bought it because it had a hideous pachmayr grip on it. (like any 38 special needs a softer rubber grip?!) Cleaned it last night. Rummaging in my grip draw, the only good looking and feeling grips that were available was an Ahrends Tactical Square Butt Finger Groove with Tung oil finish.

They may be overkill (like lipstick on a pig) for an old tired model 10, but Ahh, much better!

BUT, an interesting find was the marking MPDC in caps just like that, on the back strap of the grip frame. It had been covered up by the other grips.

Any ideas?

Could be: Metro Police District of Columbia

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yes, this has been confirmed on the S&W forum. MPDC = Metropolitan Police, District of Columbia. I sure wish I could get more history on who it was issued to, but that's probably lost forever.

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