Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Nature Boy, Oct 25, 2020.
Its hard to beat a gift from Dad....especially an heirloom gun...
He bought it in 1959 and it probably didn’t look much different than it does now
Blows your mind a little that it was already an antique then, doesnt it?
that is correct, 45 LC, however, the consensus was that this was one of the earlier production pistols made sometime between 1898 and 1909
A nice shooter grade 1909 is my grail gun.
But hey, we went around that five years ago.
It couldn't have been made before 1903 -- it has been proof marked for smokeless powder (the proof mark is on trigger bow where it meets the frame.) It doesn't have a "collar" on the barrel where it meets the frame, though, so this makes it an early gun. 1909 seems correct -- without checking the serial number.
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