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Another S&W crown jewell in the stable

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rcmodel, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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!

    [​IMG]

    rc
     
  2. Hutch

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    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">
     
  3. FiveFiveSixFan

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    That's a very nice looking old Smith. Congrats on a great find.
     
  4. SaxonPig

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    Foolishly priced.

    Stocks look similar to those used on the Centennial model.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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  6. JHK94

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    Great find!
     
  7. CSA 357

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    Nice!!!!!:d
     
  8. DRYHUMOR

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    Sweeeet
     
  9. 3446

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    WOW, what a deal. Very nice.
     
  10. Phydeaux642

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    I don't think I like you very much.:neener: Great deal.
     
  11. tekarra

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    Terrific find! Congrats, it sure is a beauty.
     
  12. absolute0

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    Ooooooh Child!

    Nice!
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Very nice find rc. :)
     
  14. BCRider

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    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.
     
  15. Oro

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    These are the kinds of things you get for doing your homework and expending the shoe leather. Good work.

    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.
     
  16. ArchAngelCD

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    Good for you, very nice revolver....
     
  17. Thomas Garrett

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    What's the address of that house. I want to go up in the attic for a quick inspect:evil:ion.
     
  18. JohnBT

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    Simply an amazing find.

    John
     
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    Very, very nice.
     
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    Good for you RC. I wish that some day I'll fall into a deal like that.What a beauty.tom.:D
     
  21. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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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