Old 1800's S&W revolver Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by inonfilms, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. inonfilms

    inonfilms New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out. I just recently received a old S&W revolver and I was hoping to get some information about it possibly.

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    This revolver has an old wooden handle and opens from the top. It has a serial number 23074 on bottom of the handle.

    It cocks and seems to be in pretty good working condition just looks like it needs to be cleaned up. I have seen some guns online that look similar but have not been able to find one exactly like it. If anyone has any information and value I would appreciate it. If you want you can email me at inonfilms@gmail.com. thanks.
     
  2. inonfilms

    inonfilms New Member

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    Sorry guys

    Sorry, I guess I got the picture thing wrong. If you would like to see the picture of the gun goto this link.

    MySpace.com - INON FILMS sw
     

  3. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

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    Any descriptive info, model #, any printing or other numbers, and finally, if possible, a picture, would be of great help.
     
  4. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    what caliber is it?
    heres a list of possible matches
    .32 single action (model 1-1/2 centerfire)
    .38 single action 1st model (baby russian)
    .38 single action 2nd model
    .38 single action mexican model
    .32 double action 2nd model
    then theres the .32 double action 1st model but only 30 of those were ever made
    it could be worth anywhere from 175 to 3600
     
  5. inonfilms

    inonfilms New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the response. It is a .38. The closest thing I could find online to it was a baby Russian. It holds 5 rounds, however, I never can find the exact gun anywhere their are always slight variations. Like on this one the handle looks authentic and wooden but it doesn't have the SW logo like a lot of them I see. Your thinking it might be worth $175?
     
  6. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    well it's either the
    .38 single-action 1st model (baby russian)
    or the .38 single-action 2nd model
    they are pretty much identical

    the 1st model was made in 1876 and 1877
    im leaning towards this one because of the rubber grips.
    the value mainly depends on the condition
    very good condition would be 1200
    good condition would be 900
    and fair will be 350

    the 2nd model was made from 1877 to 1891
    the value for these are
    very good 375
    good 275
    fair 195

    i hope its the 1st model
     
  7. inonfilms

    inonfilms New Member

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    Just a side note.. You mentioned the grips being rubber. The grips on this gun are wooden. I dont know if that helps any. Otherwise, thanks for the information where is best place to go try to sell and also how do you know which condition the gun is in?
     
  8. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    whoops i meant wood grips.
    wood grips most likeley mean its a 1st model from my research

    heres the basic definition of the condition
    excellent - must be in 98% condition with respect to blue wear, stock or grip finish. Everything! on the gun must be factory original
    very good - 92% instead of 98% rest of info is the same as aboce

    good- just means minor modifications and damages to the gun but it's still in working order

    fair- the gun still works but is beat up

    poor- gun may or may not work and is really beat up

    from the pics you have i would say that its in good to very good condition
    but im not sure since i cant physically hold the gun