One sweet S & W

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    One sweet S & W

    Thought I'd share a pic of a S&W I inherited a while back. I had shown it to a few gunsmiths but never really got it's age nailed down. My thanks to CaptainCrunch here on the forum for helping me pin it down.

    I knew that my father had done some pistol marksmanship in the military but that was before I came along. He had never really used the pistol in my memory. The first smith made several polite generic remarks until he checked the action then his eyebrows went up and he said "Wow! Now that's beautiful, who worked on this trigger?" The second one said much the same. Near as I can figure it was probably a military armorer during the Korean war era when Dad was shooting alot and training troops.

    I've got to say that if all revo's were this sweet I'd probably never look at an auto again! Welllll, maybe my 1911,s but that's different right?

    It's a .38 Special Hand Ejector, Model of 1905, 4th change, 6" barrel. Serial # puts manufacture at 1940 or 1941. Sure wish they still made them as sweet as this one, it's a dream to shoot.



    At least it's been well cared for, no rust or pitting, clean cylinders and bore and only a little blueing wear and small scratches. Oh, and one small chip in the grip. Hope my son likes it cause he'll probably inherit it as well one day.
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    Thumbs up Sweet Indeed.....

    And having a family history,makes it even sweeter!
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    Very nice!

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    Good looking Smith you've got there. Mine is the 5" made in 1939. Like your's it is the sweetest shooting revolver I've ever fired.

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    Beautiful ol' 'Smith ELCruisr.
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    For those interested in their S&W's history:

    To obtain a brief history of the handgun listed via e-mail, you may write to our Historian, Roy Jinks. The address is 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield, MA 01104. Please include as much information as possible, such as serial number, model number and caliber.



    If you desire a more in depth response or a formal letter of authenticity, we can provide this service. As this will require further research in the archives of Smith & Wesson, there is a fee of $20.00 per firearm. You may send a check or money order made out to Smith & Wesson to the attention of Roy at 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield, MA 01104
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    Unhappy Inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    For those interested in their S&W's history:
    Fee is now $30.Limit of 3 requests per week.
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    Hey, EL, I was hoping you would post that pic. Thanks.

    I agree with goawayfarm, a factory letter would be nice to have, especially since your Smith has a family connection.

    George, that's one beautiful HE you have there.


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Pic no worky

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    I just paid for more bandwidth, hopefully they will credit is soon on USGO and the pic should work again!
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    Very nice. There is just something special about the old ones.
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    nice hard to beat the old s&w guns
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    Very nice pistols
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