Vintage Peerless Handcuff Police Cuffs Nickel Serial #436369, w/ 2 Keys And Hunter Leather Case. Condition is 'Used'. The most common question asked about handcuffs is 'What is the difference between Smith and Wesson Model 100 and Peerless Model 700 Handcuffs.
Posted by Stan Willis on October 26, 2001 at 12:19:28:
In Reply to: Re: Peerless 300 posted by Ron on October 26, 2001 at 10:40:00:
It's hard to tell from the pic. The only 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.
: 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.
- Re: Peerless 300Tim07:59:05 10/29/2001(0)
Posted - July 2006
Peerless® 700 Series and 801 Series Handcuffs, Leg Irons and Waist Chains
Peerless is conducting a voluntary program to repair certain of its 700 and 801 series restraints. Peerless has received reports that a spring in certain units identified below has failed, which could cause the locking mechanism to malfunction. Peerless is replacing the spring to ensure that the restraints meet Peerless' rigorous standards.
The 700 series restraints that are included in the repair program were manufactured from September 2005 to December 2005, and have the following serial numbers:
|Model 700||Chain Link Handcuff||453501 to 485060|
|Model 7030||Oversize Chain Link Handcuff||099251 to 105200|
|Model 710||High Security Handcuff||011501 to 011550|
|Model 703||Leg Iron||098851 to 106000|
|Model 705||Oversize Leg Iron||011476 to 012615|
|Model 7002||Waist Chain||026526 to 027260|
|Model 7003||Waist Chain||032101 to 033025|
The 801 series restraints that are included in the repair program were manufactured from May 2005 to December 2005, and have the following serial numbers:
Also included in the program are any restraints sent for lock-related repairs from May 2005 to December 2005.
Only restraints with the serial numbers identified above or that were repaired from May 2005 to December 2005 may contain the potentially affected spring. Therefore, other restraints are excluded from the repair program. The Model Number and Serial Number are located near the key holes on the restraints.
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To participate in the repair program or if you have any questions, please call Peerless at 800-732-3705. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday EST. Peerless will instruct you on how and where to send the affected restraints so that they can be repaired free of charge.
For more than 90 years, Peerless has been committed to supplying the finest restraints available. We continue to be so committed and we apologize for the inconvenience this notice causes you.
Chris Gill, President