Help with a Ladysmith.

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Shihan, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a friend who has this Ladysmith and wants to sell it. They have no idea what it is worth. All they know is their father had it since they were little, they are now in their early 60's.

    They asked me about it and I told them I had no idea but knew where to go. The little research I did, has me thinking an early first model Ladysmith.:confused:
    Any help in identifying and an approx. price to ask or interested in purchasing let me know.

    The part missing in the picture is not really missing, I put it on for them. It is in really good condition.
     

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  2. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    Go to the S & W forum they can give you a much better idea what it is worth.
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Better than c3shooter:eek: He is the man, if he says try some other inferior forum then I will head there. Until then I trust the members here.:cool:
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Shihan, I dont know....but I like it. Old Smiths are just sexy.
     
  5. Ryel

    Ryel New Member

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    WOW, looks turn of the century. My Lady is third gen 3913
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Shihan, while appreciate the vote of confidence, it never hurts to ask other folks-

    I have a crappy monitor, but looks like a first model- if that is a thumb latch for the cylinder- think that was dropped on later models, and they went to the "pull the knob on the end of the ejector" system.

    PLEASE NOTE These were in caliber .22 S&W- which is pretty much a .22 Long- NOT a .22 Long Rifle. They are properly the Model M Hand Ejector- Ladysmith (one word) not to be confused with the current J frame Lady Smith (2 words)

    Prices are all over the place on these- and as with any collector's gun, the exact model, condition, and completeness drives the value- as well as finding the idiot that wants to buy it. Have seen these as low as $500 for a "not working, needs repair" (which was why S&W dropped the line- too many DID need repair) and a high end of around $2,900 for a 98% factory nickel 1st model.

    Any mention of these will include the rumor that the line was dropped because a puritanical D B Wesson found that they were being carried by hookers. DB had been taking a dirt nap for 15 years when the line was dropped- manufacturing problems, and high repair frequency- but its a good story.

    Don't know that I helped any.....