S&W Revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by fcbmgb, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. fcbmgb

    fcbmgb New Member

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    We need some help to identify this revolver it belonged to my great great grandfather and I do not know the caliber or what year it is we have been told it is thought to be between 1901 and 1919. :) any help is appreciated!! I am uploading the best pics I could get of the gun. DSCN2769.jpg DSCN2768.jpg
     
  2. fcbmgb

    fcbmgb New Member

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    The numbers shown on the gun are F.R.P. No. 65 3819xx
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I wish you well with your search. It's a handsome revolver.
     
  4. fcbmgb

    fcbmgb New Member

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    Thank you very much!!
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The pic is a little blurry and there is not much info there...
    What is at the top of the grips? Is it S&W?
    What are the barrel markings? Does it say "Smith and Wesson" or does it say ".38 (or .32) Smith and Wesson cartridge"?
    It looks like a Smith, but this was one of the most often and quite shamelessly copied firearms in history. More info and clearer picture needed.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It appears to be a 3rd model double action revolver. Should be chambered for .38 S&W (not .38 S&W Special).

    It looks to be in remarkably good condition. There are a BUNCH of these floating around, but not many in that kind of condition. 95+% condition will significantly raise the value.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have a S&W catalog, but I need more information to find it.
     
  8. fcbmgb

    fcbmgb New Member

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    What type of info do you need CA357?
     
  9. Dragonheart

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    S & w ?

    It looks like a turn of the century 1900 Smith & Wesson, but it if it is is should be plainly marked. Most of those small revolvers were either chambered in .32 or .38 Smith & Wesson (not 38 special). I have a couple of them in the safe, but I haven't looked at them in years. They are not worth a lot, mainly just a novelty because there are a lot of them out there. Yours appears to be in excellent condition.
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Any rollmark information on there should help me locate it. (I hope)
     
  11. Ruzai

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    I've seen these floating around at gun shows. I bought a break-top in 38s&w so I could have some fun reloading for it and quick draw tournements if I can find any in the future.
    I found a page that might be some help.

    Smith & Wesson Handguns

    It sounds like number 3 is your revolver. I'm assuming its a 5 shot revolver because most of that time were. If you have anymore info it would be easier to narrow it down to what you have.
    While not catching a high price on the market, the break-tops are fun to have and if you can afford one I hear Uberti break-tops are pretty good guns.
     
  12. superc

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    I agree with 3rd model. Possibly in .32 S&W but most likely in .38 S&W (no relation at all to 38 S&W Special so please don't try that).