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GlockStar 09-06-2011 04:30 PM

Identify this old S&W Top-Break
 
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To the best of my (limited) ability I have declared this a Double Action Model 3 .38 S&W


Could anyone confirm this? I would also appreciate anyone weighing in on value.
Tips for removing some of this rust would be greatly appreciated as well.


S/N: 222164 (stamped on handle)

303tom 09-06-2011 04:55 PM

You say you think it is a .38 DA that would be a #4, what is it worth, I am not even going to guess !

GlockStar 09-06-2011 04:59 PM

It could be a. 32

I can't actually find a caliber.

Would more pics and greater explanation of the fuzzy areas help?

oldcoptn46 09-06-2011 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by GlockStar (Post 575721)
It could be a. 32

I can't actually find a caliber.

Would more pics and greater explanation of the fuzzy areas help?


Absolutely!! I have been looking in "The BooK" (Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson) and some clearer pics, some markings, etc. would help. If it is a Model 3, it was sold and exported to Japan by Takata and Co. Now bear in my that I am a novice in using this book and I could be 100% wrong but I am confident that one of our more knowledgable fellow members will straighten me out.:rolleyes:

GlockStar 09-06-2011 07:06 PM

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The markings along the top of the barrel are as follows,

"Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A. Pat'd Jan 24 '65 Jul 11 '65 Aug 24 '69 Reissue July 25 '71 May 11 '80 Jan 5 '82"


The shells get pushed out automatically when you break the top, which I thought was pretty neat and maybe an identifying feature.

I've attached a few pictures as well, I hope they give a clearer picture.

willshoum 09-06-2011 07:38 PM

Idenity theft....
 
It's Italian. The old man sold snowballs here in Terrebonne Parrish.... The best was his Annisette.....Cost 5 cents , annisette 10 cents.......:eek: I,m just glad that the cool weather has arrived......:D

GlockStar 09-06-2011 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by willshoum
It's Italian. The old man sold snowballs here in Terrebonne Parrish.... The best was his Annisette.....Cost 5 cents , annisette 10 cents.......:eek: I,m just glad that the cool weather has arrived......:D

Your post lost me after Italian :/

303tom 09-06-2011 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlockStar (Post 575721)
It could be a. 32

I can't actually find a caliber.

Would more pics and greater explanation of the fuzzy areas help?


If it is a .32 DA it is a No5.

willshoum 09-06-2011 11:56 PM

Lost souls......
 
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Originally Posted by GlockStar (Post 575794)
Your post lost me after Italian :/

The old man had one just like yours, and back in the 50's he sold snowballs and he mixed his own syrup, sometimes with his home made wine....:eek::D

GlockStar 09-07-2011 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by willshoum

The old man had one just like yours, and back in the 50's he sold snowballs and he mixed his own syrup, sometimes with his home made wine....:eek::D

Doh! So you believe its an Italian piece?


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