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Elderly S&W .38

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by velocette, Apr 28, 2012.

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  1. velocette

    velocette Member

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    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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  2. BCCL

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    Looks great!
     
  3. BHP FAN

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    Dixie Gun Works has originals, and copies of the old hard rubber grips.
     
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