Re: Peerless 300

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Posted by Tim on October 29, 2001 at 07:59:05:

In Reply to: Re: Peerless 300 posted by Stan Willis on October 26, 2001 at 12:19:28:

Good Morning, The most noticeable difference in the pre 300s, 300 series and the 500 series is the swivels between the chains, the new 500s have a squared off type, the 300s and pre 300s are round. Other than that, the pre 300s are not stamped as Stan said, the 300s will have model 300 on the bow. You have a pair of pre 300s, probably from the late 70s. The new 500s also have a bit more of a brushed finish than the old polished nickle.

differences I can see are the markings (The 500 is marked model 500, and the 300 is marked model 300). The edges are sharper on the 500. Otherwise they appear to be the same.
: Stan

: : Hello Stan,
: : Thanks for your reply. In which way is the model 300 different from the model 500? So is it possible that I have the model before the 300?
: : I have attached a photo of the cuffs.
: : Regards, Ron

: : : Hi Ron:
: : : Sounds like you might not have the model 300. The ones that are identified as model 300 on the box and on the cuff, are marked "model 300" on the cuff and they have a # before the serial number. The model before that is identical, but is not identified as to model number, and does not have the # before the serial number. Both are fairly common. I still have them new in the box at $ 40.00 for collectors.
: : : Stan

: : : : Dear fellow collectors,
: : : : Recently I bought a pair of handcuffs which was told to be Peerless model 300. However they look like the model 500 and there are no markings except for: "The Peerless Handcuff Co. Springfield MA" and the patent no. 1531451-1872857. Are these real model 300's and what's the age and are they rare? Any info would be appreciated.

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