inherited revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by rurak, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Hey guys. My father recently handed down a s&w revolver and I was looking for some info on it. Does anyone know if there is an online database with the info based on the serial number
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    rurak,

    Usually you can Google S&W production dates and you can find what you are looking for. If we knew the serial number sequence (Not the exact number) Example: K-64574- K-65000 for example, and the model of the pistol we would be glad to assist. A picture of the pistol would be great also.

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  3. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Ok 30 mins and I will post a pic ..... its a little rough ... he's not big on maintaining his firearms :( serial is k92##66
     
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  4. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    On the barrel is says 38 s&w special ctg. I can't find any other numbers or markings other than serisl k92##66

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    Note the rust on the extractor rod. I've never owned a revolver so I'm not sure what all the parts are called. Its got a lot of tarnish any rwcommwndations for cleaning it up?
     
  5. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Well I just called s&w .... it was made in 69 and its a model 15. So besides the sentimental value is it anything special.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well, its a nice example of a early S&W & a heirloom :)
    Anything "special"? ----no sir-
    My wife has a earlier Victory Mdl her father carried as a LEO way back when-
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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I don't care what the others think.
    To me, any heirloom is "special".
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Tis indeed----
    I have 4 & they are in no danger of leaving home :)
     
  9. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    I agree.

    To the OP you could probably find a replacement ejector rod for it if you did some searching.
     
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  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You have a very well made revolver that has a bit of history to it. Durable, accurate and reliable.

    Some info for you- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_&_Wesson_Model_15

    To read the model number, open the cylinder. Model number would be stamped on the frame, covered up by the cylinder crane when cylinder is closed.

    Your revolver is nickel plated. This was done as a protection from corrosion (pre-stainless steel). Do NOT use a highly abrasive cleaner of any type, or you will abrade your way thru the electroplating. There are polishes intended for use on nickel- check with a good silver shop. Myself, I use a product called Flitz, soft cloth, hand polish only- no power tools.
     
  12. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nickel polishes very well with just a good grade of toilet paper. Not kidding. Not the cheap rough stuff.
     
  13. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    It is special to me I meant if it would be special to collectors. I stripped it and cleaned it as best I could. The finish is pitting In some spots and it has some rust spots under the grips. My father said he used to carry it on his boat (saltwater commercial fisherman) and the barrel was very dirty. It functions well and looks ok. Anything I can do to the chrome to fix the pitting?
     
  14. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Thanks you to everyone for your knowledge