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Old July 12th, 2015, 10:00 PM #1
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Need help identifying H&R revolver

Hopefully C&R is the best place to put this..
Does anyone here have a good resource to help me ID an old H&R revolver?
If anyone with knowledge of these wants to take a stab at it, here's what I do know:
H&R revolver chambered for 38 S&W, top break 5 shot 6 inch barrel, blued. It has black plastic grips with the H&R logo and is the square butt style. It looks alot like their Defender model, but my references show that as out of production since the 1940's. It's also not marked Defender.
Has 4 digit number on the butt, followed by the letter "S". My understanding is the S may indicate it was manufactured in 1956. It was aquired in Baltimore in 1968 as used and hidden away mostly untouched for the last 47 years.
It's probably not a high valued item given that it's H&R, but bluing is 95-98%, locks up tight and is perfectly timed.
The person who owns it says he was told it an MSP issued firearm at some point, which I highly doubt. I have no idea what they were issued over the years, so take that for what it's worth. Also, I didn't see any holster wear except maybe a very small amount around the muzzle.
Any help would be very appreciated.
Thanks.
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