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Help With Old Smith&Wesson

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dbb1776, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. dbb1776

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    Year looks to be 1938 and 1939. What are the other Stamped Numbers next to serial numbers? Any source for replacement grips?
    Haven't got it yet but seller says lockup is good.
    Let me know about it.
     

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    Handle Pics

    A Old38Handle.jpg ny Ideas on the stamps?
     
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    Any modern k frame round butt grips should work. This is probably (I'm not great with these older smiths) a model 1905? It's a Pre model 10 and would be mostly parts interchangeable with a model 10
     
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    My guess is Police dept or more likely security company 'in house' serial #.
     
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    It does look a lot like a 1905 4th change hand ejector I have. Jim Supica's book would help you peg it for sure.
     
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    Is 150 about right if lockup proves tight?
     
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    $150 is pretty darn good. If the grips were not broken and correct to the gun, you would see it around here for $300-$325
     
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    There are several websites that offer reproduction stocks.
     
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    That sure does look like a 1905, 4th change Hand Eject. Nice looking gun. I recently bought one built in 1922 chambered in 32WCF.

    What's that one chambered in?
     
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    Pretty sure 38 spcl haven't got it yet. the seller said 38 spcl and the barrel appears to say 38spcl
     
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    That serial number puts it in the range for the .38 S&W British Service Revolver. A lot of these were surplussed after the war and the cylinders reamed to accept .38 special. The .38 S&W is wider at the rim than the .38 special and converted guns will bulge or crack brass.
    I'd ask for a better pic of the barrel and one of the cylinder to see if there is a step in the chambers.
    A Model of 1905 4th Change will be stamped .38 S&W Special CTG. A BSR will be stamped .38 S&W CTG.
    A Model of 1905 is probably worth in the $300 range, a converted BSR $150 or there about.
     
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    You may be right, as many strange things happened in 1940-1941, but so far I have never seen or heard of a .38-200 pre-Victory model that had a round butt. If this one did it would truly be worth big-bucks to a collector.
     
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