Help Me Identify This Old S&W Revolver

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    Help Me Identify This Old S&W Revolver

    A buddy of mine found this in an estate house, looks old but what is it, or where can I go to find it? I have looked all over with no luck.
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    From your photo and one in my book Pistols Of the World this looks like a S&W 38 First Model Double Action 1880. Thats my best guess from the pic's. Hope it helps.
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    SMITH & WESSON 32S&W DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL, 5 SHOT DA/SA REVOLVER. FIXED SIGHTS, 3.5" BARREL, NICKEL PLATED, Try this link

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhodges View Post
    SMITH & WESSON 32S&W DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL, 5 SHOT DA/SA REVOLVER. FIXED SIGHTS, 3.5" BARREL, NICKEL PLATED, Try this link

    SMITH & WESSON DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL - Smith & Wesson Revolvers Antique
    Except for the slight deviation of the trigger assembly, your pictures is dead on.

    That would be a gun to own for sure, just for history reasons only in my view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhodges View Post
    SMITH & WESSON 32S&W DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL, 5 SHOT DA/SA REVOLVER. FIXED SIGHTS, 3.5" BARREL, NICKEL PLATED, Try this link

    SMITH & WESSON DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL - Smith & Wesson Revolvers Antique
    Could be but the trigger guards not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhodges View Post
    SMITH & WESSON 32S&W DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL, 5 SHOT DA/SA REVOLVER. FIXED SIGHTS, 3.5" BARREL, NICKEL PLATED, Try this link

    SMITH & WESSON DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL - Smith & Wesson Revolvers Antique
    The trigger is just a little different than this picture, but the gun looks the same.
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    Check here Antique Firearms: Assembly/Disassembly - Google Books

    It appears to be very much like the Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 .44 Double Action. There were also Model No. 3 .38s. You can see by the parts photo that other stocks were available.
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    Smith and Wesson can tell you for certain and will probably give you an estimated value.

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