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Asking for assistance identifying a S&W revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by chase_her, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. chase_her

    chase_her Member

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    I'm seeking assistance in identifying a S&W revolver.
    Photo links at the bottom.

    Number on the butt and at the Ejector rod opening are 60693.
    Number on the frame is 44885.
    Left Barrel 'Smith & Wesson'
    Right Barrel '38 S. & W. Special CTG'
    Top Barrel 'SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A
    PATENTED FEB.6.06.SEPT.14.09.DEC.29.14'
    Right Frame 'TRADE (symbol) MARK REG. U.S.Pat.Off' and 'MADE IN U.S.A.'
    5" barrel, blue, checkered walnut grips.

    ~ Lorrie
    Thank you in advance for any and all help.

    http://www.lorrie.us/sw_left.jpg
    http://www.lorrie.us/sw_right.jpg
     

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  2. FPrice

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    This appears to be a .38/44 Heavy Duty revolver, a .38Spl built on a N-frame. Your serial number dates it to just before WWII, maybe 1940 or so.
     
  3. Bart Noir

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    That is the real Indiana Jones gun, I do believe. I think that model is one of the best looking of any that S&W made. I'd love to have one.

    Bart Noir
     
  4. XavierBreath

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    You don't need that old thing.........They are horribly unsafe. You should send it to me for proper disposal.

    :evil:

    Your revolver appears to me to be a pre-war .38/44 Heavy Duty. It is either in great shape, or it has been reblued. These are relatively uncommon and desirable guns. Assuming your's is not a reblued gun and it has a good bore, asking prices would be $600 and up.
     
  5. Old Fuff

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    Oh Darn... I got beat out again... I must be getting old. :uhoh:

    The stocks appear to be early post-war replacements, but other then that it is indeed a nice old .38-44 Heavy Duty with S&W's super-smooth "long action." Ya can't do a whole lot better.
     
  6. chase_her

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    The rest of the story

    Wow! Thank you so very much for the info and so quick at that.

    I have to share with you, to quote Paul Harvey, the 'rest of the story'.

    I purchased a very old house in an estate auction and doing what I typically do, I took out some built in drawers, namly a tilting laundry hamper and hidden behind the hamper on the wall was this gem hooked on nails.

    The gun is in fantastic shape and to me looks brand new. Being a gun nut myself, it was a very nice warm fuzzy find, not to mention such a nice one. Somebody loved this gun with all their heart, but unfortunately didn't have family to carry on that love.

    Thanks again for your help.

    ~ Lorrie
     
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    Lorrie, that is some story. Good thing you looked.
     
  8. wildburp

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    Lorrie

    Thanks for finding it. I lost that old shooter a long time back during a fight with .... Never mind, you would not believe me. That weapon was actually transported through time, after I dropped it during a fight with an ugly giant bug from Detroit.

    wb
     
  9. Litlman

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    All I found in my house was a rock. That's a great find. Enjoy it!!!
     
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    Great story! I'm removing my laundry hamper today!
     
  11. Old Fuff

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    Oh Darn...! :cuss:

    The walls in this place are brick... :mad:

    On a more serious(?) note, I knew a construction worker who while in the process of tearing down an old house found a mint, engraved, silver-plated Derringer dating from the late 1860's inside a wall. Ya' never know... :scrutiny:
     
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