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S&W "Lemon Squeezer"

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by ShroomFish, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. ShroomFish

    ShroomFish Member

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    Well I have a revolver that was my great granddads that he used to carry on the railroad.. Its a 38. S&W (can't get ammo its always sold out at my local shops :() and I was wondering if one of you guys could help a new (to THR) person out and give me a little history behind this gun?

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    just google 38s&w ammo and sites will pop up.be aware,they are migghty proud of it.

    check local gun shows
     
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    If you reveal the serial number , along with information you can find out the date of manufacture:)
     
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    It is a .38 Safety Double Action Revolver, Fourth Model. About 104,000 were made from 1898 to 1907, serials from 116003 to about 220000. Serials under 119000 were made before 1 Jan. 1899 and are antiques under Federal law.

    The grips on that gun are factory pearl (mother of pearl); too bad they are not in good shape, as they increase the value if perfect. Because of the large number made, there is little collector interest in guns that are other than in near new condition. Value on that gun would likely be around $200-250.

    The Safety revolvers were made well into the smokeless powder era with no change in material, so I would have no hesitation in firing that gun a moderate amount with modern ammunitiion.

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  6. ShroomFish

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    Thanks for the information Jim! And Yea its not that great looking, but its was my Great Granddads so I don't care:)

    Also the bore is amazingly shiny with strong rifling.
     
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