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Old 07-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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i don't know much about guns and stuff, but i found this one to ad to my ww2 collection but i don't know anything about it, and i think this is the right place to get some information about it..

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to ftf. Any markings on the gun?

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Welcome to the forum.

Well--it's a top break revolver, probably 5 shot, probably either
32 or 38 S&W caliber. Probably US manufacture, but it could
be Belgian or even some other country. You are asking in the right
place--someone will be along with much more knowledge than me
who will know at a glance manufacturer and model.

I do have to ask---why do you think this is a good fit for your
WWII collection?

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Welcome to ftf. Any markings on the gun?
well the only thing i can find so far is this on the top of the barrel but can not make much of it...

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and one on the inside..

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Welcome to the forum.

Well--it's a top break revolver, probably 5 shot, probably either
32 or 38 S&W caliber. Probably US manufacture, but it could
be Belgian or even some other country. You are asking in the right
place--someone will be along with much more knowledge than me
who will know at a glance manufacturer and model.

I do have to ask---why do you think this is a good fit for your
WWII collection?
thnx BillM,

you are right about the 5 shot, well i bought this from a museum, some people brought it there and they thought it was from the period from ww2, that's why, but nobody could'nt tell more about it.. if it is not from then it's ok, gonna keep it anyway but try to get to know more about it, how old it is, is it military used, such things
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It looks to be a .38 S&W revolver, probably made between World Wars, ca. 1919~1940.

Marlin made many of these top-break revolvers for different hardware companies and sold under their brand. The hammer screw and grips look like replacements.

Not military issue by any means, nor likely police issue.

When I was a kid we could buy these from second hand shops or junk shops for around $1.50 to $3.00. No matter the manufacture, we could find or make parts to get them into shooting condition. Learned a lot from those old junkers.

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P.S. Both Iver Johnson and H&R made similar guns, but they were marked with their name and address.

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It looks to be a .38 S&W revolver, probably made between World Wars, ca. 1919~1940.

Marlin made many of these top-break revolvers for different hardware companies and sold under their brand. The hammer screw and grips look like replacements.

Not military issue by any means, nor likely police issue.

When I was a kid we could buy these from second hand shops or junk shops for around $1.50 to $3.00. No matter the manufacture, we could find or make parts to get them into shooting condition. Learned a lot from those old junkers.

Bob Wright

P.S. Both Iver Johnson and H&R made similar guns, but they were marked with their name and address.
well thank u Bob,

i knew it was good to put it here, now i'm getting to know the things i want to know..
its to bad i can't read what is on the barrel...
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That looks a lot like a Smith & Wesson Model 3. I had one. Mine had a little different trigger guard. But there were several issues of the same model. Some had a trigger guard just like yours.

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The cylinder locking notches don't look right for a S&W 3rd model, but the
trigger guard does.

I'm going to go W-A-Y out on a limb and GUESS that it's a spanish copy.

I'm basing that wholly on what I THINK I can read on top of the barrel

It looks like it says " those (that) fit best blah blah blah Revolver". Not exclusive to the spanish copies, but that "fit best" is one of those "clue" thingies. The word just to the left of "Revolver" is probably the brand/model---but I can't quite make it out.

If it is indeed spanish (or even belgian) there should be some proof marks on it. They might be darned hard to see.

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thnx Bill, now i got something more to search, look up and compare with mine..

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