Elderly S&W .38


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velocette
April 28, 2012, 02:09 PM
For about a month, I have been researching and working on a Smith & Wesson revolver from my grandfathers collection.
The good folks on this forum helped me identify the revolver as to model and years of manufacture. Other good folks sent me .38 S&W brass so I could make up sample rounds to display with the revolver. I finished today with the shadowbox in which I will display the revolver on wall of my mancave.
The pistol is a Smith & Wesson First model with a 4" barrel chambered in .38 S&W. Also known as the Baby Russian. These revolvers were only made in 1876 & 1877. I've cleaned it up as best I can without removing any of the nickel plating remaining & cleaned the loose rust only. It's lockwork is like new & it locks up tight. Bore is pitted, but it is not gonna be a shooter. My thanks to the many folks that offered advice and identification. Note; I am negotiating for a pair of original grips to make it completely original.

Roger

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BCCL
April 28, 2012, 02:21 PM
Looks great!

BHP FAN
April 28, 2012, 04:50 PM
Dixie Gun Works has originals, and copies of the old hard rubber grips.

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