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socaldan
May 7, 2008, 12:40 AM
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk294/djp7558/IMG_0110.jpg
All I got so far it says Smith & Wesson on the top rib of the barrel (4.875") I think its .32 s&w cal. And the ser# 136 under the grips.
Can anybody help with model, year or quantity made?
Value would also help.
THANKS GUYS!

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Idano
May 7, 2008, 01:36 AM
Looks like a S&W .32 Double Action, 2nd Model. They were manufactured throughout the late 19th century and into the early part of the 20th

Jim March
May 7, 2008, 02:27 AM
Um. If there's one thing it's not, it's a 19 :).

Sorry, but...it's a top-break, possibly late 19th century, maybe early 20th. I'm not a collector so I can't nail it down past that. But trust me, by WW2 S&W had ended all production of top-breaks.

ARTiger
May 7, 2008, 02:55 AM
Looks like a S&W New Model 3. Late 19th. century vintage. If it looks like .32 caliber - probably .32/44. Here's a link to one on GunBroker http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=99005923

azwizard
May 7, 2008, 02:56 AM
Looks to me like a smaller version of the Schofield? or a Number 3 Break top revolver. Is that also a lanyard ring on the bottom of the butt? Seems like they were made around the turn of the century, this one being 32 s&w? could have been an export to Spain/Argentina?

mnrivrat
May 7, 2008, 03:21 AM
Caliber might be .32 S&W but I don't think it is a S&W gun . Just one of the many early top break revolvers . What are the initials on the grips ?

calaverasslim
May 7, 2008, 09:00 AM
It is a "Nice Conversation Piece" and a "Super Paper Weight". :)

Brian Williams
May 7, 2008, 09:25 AM
The grip logo has an AHC in it and it looks like it matches the logo on the side plate.

socaldan
May 7, 2008, 12:20 PM
Sorry on the typpo...It is a .38 s&w cal. That IS a lanyard. The grip logo and frame stamp looks like it DOE'S say AHC .
I found MANY old revolvers that once belonged to my great,great uncle. My father had them wrapped in old rags in the attic. This (and a simmaler looking H&R were the best. Asside from a "LARGE" flair gun,) and my Grandfathers w.w.I helmet.

Phil DeGraves
May 7, 2008, 02:35 PM
Probably one of the plethora of cottage companies that S&W sued out of existence for patent infringement in the 19th century or a Spanish copy. Most were of exceptionally poor quality.

How could anyone possibly mistake that for a Model 19?

bannockburn
May 7, 2008, 07:11 PM
socaldan

The first thing I thought of when I saw it was: this really looks to be some sort of European copy of a S&W top-break. I've seen any number of Belgian and Spanish copies of this type of pistol over the years. Except as a wall hanger, or family keepsake, these guns have little if any intrinsic value.

socaldan
May 8, 2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks guys...I still have a "FAMILY" collectable, If nothing else.
Now mabey i'll try to shoot it... Anybody know of a good plastic surgeon in the L.A. area? (they're not hard to find here... are they?)
...

Jim Watson
May 8, 2008, 08:25 AM
It it is a copy of the S&W .38 Double Action.
I think it is of Spanish make and is probably of lower quality than the Belgian knockoffs.

I would not shoot it, you could go from a family novelty to a loose collection of parts.

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