Spanish Top-Break help needed please..


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usafvet98
October 19, 2010, 09:52 PM
Can anyone tell me what this is? It is a .32 top-break originally stainless but I recently refinished it for the customer in stainless and black. The only markings on it are the serial number and small on the frame under the cylinder it says "Spain" and and on the exact opposite (left side) it has a small what appears to be a fox and that's it.

Here is what I know: I know it is cheap and not worth much. I know many of these top breaks were sent over to Spain and Europe to be manufactured.

The main point is, I need to locate two parts:

1) trigger return spring (not so important)
and
2) cylinder hand (very important) The cylinder hand had a small thin piece of wire attached to the back end that was used to spring it forward so it can turn the cylinder. The wire broke off and it is unrepairable.

I could probably use a trigger too, but not a necessity.

I want to get this back to this customer ASAP so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Kernel
October 19, 2010, 11:28 PM
It's a fine looking gun, but it couldn't possibly be stainless. First check the Gun Parts Corps web site. After that, your best hope is to find another one just like it, on Gun Broker or some other auction site, and cannibalize it.

usafvet98
October 19, 2010, 11:41 PM
Thanks.. LOL It was stainless with a horrible chipping and beat up chrome finish on it so I dura coated it for the customer. This is the Dura Coat stainless.

Kernel
October 20, 2010, 01:55 AM
S&W made the world's first stainless revolver, the Model 60, sometime in the mid 1960's. Many decades after that thing left the factory. It's chrome or nickle plated, in-the-white, or silver paint of some kind... there's no way any part of it is stainless steel.

usafvet98
October 20, 2010, 09:57 AM
You are absolutely right. I just re-read my reply to you and it seemed a bit like I was opposing you. I found out that these were made from soft wrought iron..

Jim K
October 20, 2010, 01:43 PM
I think the last post was partly in response to my note on another forum. But those Spanish guns were not made from wrought iron, like many old guns were. They were made of cheap cast iron, which is very weak and brittle.

Jim

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