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Cool Old Smitty: Nearly 100 Years Old

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doc540, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. doc540

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    Popped up in a local classified ad today, so I bought it.

    Looks to be a M&P model from probably around 1916-1917.

    The kid selling it was savvy and held to his price.

    I even tried the old "Well, this is all the cash I brought" trick.

    Ended up going inside the hardware store nearby and getting another $20 cash with my debit card. :D

    Serial number on the cylinder matches the frame.

    Grips say: "Sports Inc. Chicago"

    Barrel appears to have been shortened, front sight's been reinstalled, probably refinished in nickel.

    Somewhere in the past someone fancied up their Smith. Imagine that? ;)

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  2. doc540

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    Today it got period correct stocks (but no grip screw)
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  3. 788Ham

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    Go to your local smithy and see if he has a screw to fit it, shouldn't be too hard to find one.
     
  4. wnycollector

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    Nice revolver Doc. I have a 5" 1924 M&P that is never leaving my family. It is a great old revolver that has the classic "breaks like a glass rod" trigger...gotta love those old long actions!
     
  5. greener

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    Good looking (real) M&P. Learned to shoot handguns on one just a tad younger, about 50 years ago. Still have the gun, wouldn't part with it.

    Good buy
     
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    S&W will ship you grips screws for less than $2.00. Very nice old gun. Good Luck!
     
  7. 45Fan

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    A friend has one very similar to that piece, said it was his grandmas. His has ivory grips also, but the blued finish is nearly gone.
     
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    Nice find. And it would appear to be in an appreciative home as well.

    Be sure to add on to this thread once you get to shoot it.
     
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