Another S&W crown jewell in the stable


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rcmodel
April 22, 2009, 02:36 PM
Found a Model of 1953 .22/.32 4" Kit gun yesterday at an estate sale.
Marked Model 34, one of the first.
Made in 1958.
Modified I-Frame with the shorter cylinder, flat latch, grooved trigger, pinned & recessed.

New, unfired, in the box with accessories.
For $250 bucks, no sales tax!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/Model1953KitGun.jpg

rc

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Hutch
April 22, 2009, 02:43 PM
Not a TERRIBLE deal...

Tell ya what. If you need to get your money out of it, I'll even pay shipping!

<mutters..."lucky duck">

FiveFiveSixFan
April 22, 2009, 03:23 PM
That's a very nice looking old Smith. Congrats on a great find.

SaxonPig
April 22, 2009, 03:43 PM
Foolishly priced.

Stocks look similar to those used on the Centennial model.

rcmodel
April 22, 2009, 03:54 PM
This is the first S&W I have ever seen that had green verdigris growing on the inside rivets of the stock medallions and on the grip screw threads & nickle-silver escutcheons?
Oh, and the aluminum cleaning rod was oxidized to a dull gray.

Other then that, there was not a speck of rust, or anything else on it.
It was covered in R.I.G., Thank God!

I understand they found it in a plywood box in the attic.

Strong testament to how good R.I.G. is / was for what must have been 51 years of attic storage!

rc

JHK94
April 22, 2009, 05:29 PM
Great find!

CSA 357
April 22, 2009, 05:38 PM
Nice!!!!!:d

DRYHUMOR
April 22, 2009, 06:00 PM
Sweeeet

3446
April 22, 2009, 06:16 PM
WOW, what a deal. Very nice.

Phydeaux642
April 22, 2009, 07:52 PM
I don't think I like you very much.:neener: Great deal.

tekarra
April 22, 2009, 08:14 PM
Terrific find! Congrats, it sure is a beauty.

absolute0
April 22, 2009, 08:32 PM
Ooooooh Child!

Nice!

Walkalong
April 22, 2009, 10:46 PM
Very nice find rc. :)

BCRider
April 23, 2009, 02:52 AM
Well, I'm officially highly envious. But if it can't be in MY home at least it's found a good home.... :D

Good on ya for rescuing it from the attic.

Oro
April 23, 2009, 02:57 AM
These are the kinds of things you get for doing your homework and expending the shoe leather. Good work.

This is the first S&W I have ever seen that had green verdigris growing on the inside rivets of the stock medallions and on the grip screw threads & nickle-silver escutcheons?

Funny, I've wondered that, too. I've bought guns where the ONLY decay was exactly that - verdigris on the parts you wouldn't expect. I can only guess it's something in the air or the storage atmosphere that uniquely reacts with that alloy. My theory is it's something in the wood or finish that does it with long-term storage and no handling/cleaning.

ArchAngelCD
April 23, 2009, 04:22 AM
Good for you, very nice revolver....

Thomas Garrett
April 23, 2009, 07:35 AM
What's the address of that house. I want to go up in the attic for a quick inspect:evil:ion.

JohnBT
April 23, 2009, 08:29 AM
Simply an amazing find.

John

Radagast
April 23, 2009, 10:21 AM
Very, very nice.

deputy tom
April 23, 2009, 05:17 PM
Good for you RC. I wish that some day I'll fall into a deal like that.What a beauty.tom.:D

rcmodel
April 23, 2009, 05:21 PM
Thanks to all for the kind words!

I sure hope it works.
The 1-year warrenty expired 50 years ago! :D :D :D

rc

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