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need some help to identifying a revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fredred, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. fredred

    fredred Member

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    it's chrome with a 4" barrel on the left side it says 38 special and us service ctgs
    on the top it says best american cartridges are those that fit best the AF revolver
    it has a trade mark circle looks like it has AFE all on top of each other or just AE or AF
    the serial # is on the butt it's 89xx

    i just want the basic info like year made and who made it and a going price
    my neighbor has one for sale he won't go any lower than 250
    thanks for the info
     
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  2. Cosmoline

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    Sounds like one of the Spanish S&W clones. Thus the odd Spanglish instructions on the side.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Cheap Spanish copy of probably a S&W, made sometime before WWII by many & assorted Spanish manufactures trying to rip off S&W's patents & good name.

    If marked AE, it is for sure a Spanish Armero Especialistas.
    Value is very low, as there is no collector interest, and safety with modern ammo is somewhat questionable for a shooter.

    rc
     
  4. dfariswheel

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    To be clear, $250 is AT LEAST $200 too high.

    You neighbor obviously is smoking something if he's asking $250.
     
  5. Jim K

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    IMHO, any amount is too high for that gun. I have seen three that blew up, including one that was fired with a blank. They were made out of cheap cast iron, not steel. While some are well finished and good looking on the outside, they are almost always crude on the inside. The lockwork is usually not even the S&W type, but an incredibly crude version of the simpler Colt lockwork.

    You can let your neighbor know what he has, but I doubt it will make any difference, and will maybe even make him mad. But if he wants to lose a hand or an eye, it is his problem; avoid that gun.

    Jim
     
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    my neighbor has one for sale he won't go any lower than 250


    For 250 you should be able to find a nice S&W Model 10 or Ruger Security/Speed Six.
     
  7. Lucky Derby

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    I would not pay the $15 required to DROS (register) that gun in my state.
     
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    Dollars?

    if so...no
     
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    It probably dates back to the period before or just before or during WWI, as .38 Special & US Service Ctg was a stamping on S&W Military & Police revolvers at that time.
    J&G Sales have modern .38 revolvers for around that money, if you are after a shooter I would go there.
     
  10. fredred

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    hey thanks for all the info i'm gonna pass and look for some gun shows around here
     
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