Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: U. S. Customs patrol officer commemorative s&w

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,666
    Rep Power
    293

    U. S. Customs patrol officer commemorative s&w

    In 2001 I retired from the Coast Guard after 4 years in the Navy and 26 years in the Coast Guard - all active duty. After trying to work in the private sector I was laid off after 13 months as a Logistics Analyst and Director of the Logistics Products Division of a small Engineering Consulting Firm.

    Hungry, with a wife to feed and an ex-wife to send monthly payments to - I was hired by US Customs and Border Protection in 2/2004 as a CBP Officer. Some of the more Senior Inspectors (when Senior Inspector was an actual position - earned with experience, tested knowledge, and seniority) used to tell us about the "Good Old Days". One position, done away with, was the Customs Patrol Officer (USCPO). They patrolled the area around the Ports of Entry (Airports, Seaports, and Land Border Crossings) along with Border Patrol. When the original "Sky Marshal" Program was cancelled many of the Sky Marshals became USCPOS or Agents. Eventually the USCPO function was dissolved.

    There were (supposedly) 813 Model 19-4 Blue, 4" revolvers, with smooth Goncalvo Alves smooth target stocks, and marked on the right side plate with a Customs Patrol Officer's Badge and the barrel roll marked 1852 - 1978 U. S. Customs Patrol. I bought one yesterday; its been fired a little and there is a turn line, but other then that I have it, the original wood display box, and the un-engraved brass plate for the top of the box. I think I paid a fair price for it; I'll probably shoot it once (6 rounds .38 Special, 6 rounds .357 Magnum, clean and oil it well, and put it on the "shelf" with my
    revolvers. My pictures don't really do it justice; but here it is:







    Integrity is doing what you say you are going to do...

  2. #2
    Senior Veteran Sturmvogel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    1,382
    Rep Power
    229
    Congrats on the 'find' Chief! The S&W Model 19-4 is, in my opinion, one of the finest service revolvers ever made. A fine weapon to say the least.

    The other thing I like about the older ones is the S&W bluing of the time... to me, this is still one of the nicest 'colors' you could ever put on a gun... just beautiful.


    Shoot her, oil her up and take her off the shelf once in awhile...
    COG # 1066

  3. #3
    Buckshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northwest corner, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,542
    Rep Power
    685
    Congrats, super nice find!!
    Occam's razor, the simplest explanation will be the most plausible

  4. #4
    Senior Veteran
    scottz63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Central Mo.
    Posts
    2,841
    Rep Power
    203
    Very nice! Nothing like a classic S&W revolver. I like the custom markings as well.
    14EH AIT Instructor-PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer

  5. #5
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Eastern Iowa
    Posts
    591
    Rep Power
    122
    Extremely fine score

  6. #6
    Senior Veteran sdk1968's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,702
    Rep Power
    324
    classic looking S&W!

    nice grab.
    say what you mean & mean what you say!
    TEC Tactical=SOT/07 i work there.

Similar Threads

  1. U.S. customs destroy 11 rare flutes
    By Norton in forum Current Events/RKBA
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-03-2014, 11:51 PM
  2. New Commemorative Pistol
    By Planning in forum Politics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-19-2012, 04:44 PM
  3. Customs officer's questioning
    By Norton in forum Current Events/RKBA
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-28-2011, 07:42 AM
  4. CZ 75B Cold War Commemorative #10 of 999 NIB
    By Itchyfinger in forum For Sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2011, 05:42 PM
  5. OFFICER DOWN--Goose Creek, SC Officer Shot--Prayers Needed
    By chili in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 08:48 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •