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red ryder 01-09-2011 01:55 PM

new acquisitions.
my grandfather recently sent me two of his revolvers.

first is a Dan Wesson 22-v

Its a complete kit with a 2 1/2", 4", 6", 8" barrels, as well as a second wooden grip.

it also comes with a dan wesson belt buckle, patch, and original tool kit.

he said he bought this kit brand new about 20 years ago (belt buckle says 1979) and he never fired it. (paper is still in-between the cylinder and frame)

Second is a S&W .38 circa early 1900s i would guess. It has seen better days but everything functions. It was a german police issue pistol and is engraved in german with the name of the police station it was issued at.

i'm trying to get pictures now, but any information on these guns? rarity? value? they are family heirlooms, so they will stay with me...but i would like to know what I have and if they have any significant value.


CA357 01-09-2011 04:13 PM

Very nice indeed. I would have a hard time shooting the .22 since it's never been shot. However, I'd clean and lube that ol' Smith and shoot the heck out of it.

As far as which model the S&W is, all I know is that it's a hand ejector. Someone else here will have to tell you more. I have trouble identifying the older models.

red ryder 01-10-2011 01:01 AM

i think the .22 will stay in the safe. I have a p22 i shoot when i get the rimfire itch. It really is BRAND new, no scratches dings, or blemishes in the finish.

makes all my other guns look....utilitarian.

the smith is way cool. the store I was at didn't have any ammunition for it in stock however, and said it is very rare for them to stock any.

either way, i'm glad to add both to the collection.

CA357 01-10-2011 01:05 AM

Is the barrel marked .38 Special or .38 S&W?

CA357 01-10-2011 01:08 AM

I just asked for some help. Somebody should be along soon.

red ryder 01-10-2011 01:13 AM

.38 S&W

gave it a good cleaning and oiling this afternoon. cleaned up pretty well. when dry firing in SA the trigger is amazingly light.

danf_fl 01-10-2011 01:26 AM

I am looking at a terrible monitor. Does it have "POL GELSELNKIRCHEN"? The "Pol" stands for Polizei (Police), and Gelselnkirchen is the name of the village or city.

red ryder 01-10-2011 01:33 AM

NR. 51


stamped on the barrel is smith and wesson .38 .767 3 1/2 tons

made in USA

on the top of the frame it looks like it says "US Property xxxxx"

can't read the last part.

JonM 01-10-2011 01:45 AM

swing the cylinder out lots of old sw have the model stamped under the cylinder pivot arm. if its not stamped there it is prolly older than 1957ish

CA357 01-10-2011 02:00 AM

It's a lend lease revolver, so it's definitely pre 1957. We need one of the Smith guys in here. Paging Robo.

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