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    What model do I have?

    I have this S&W revolver that I do not know the model number. Usually they are stamped on the revolver right? Here are a few pics of it, The grips are not factory. The number on the bottom of the handle is 788255 , I have also noticed another number when I release the cylinder 26447, not exactly sure what this number is. Can anyone help with this?

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    Lou
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    It's a nickel plated .38spl Military&Police model of the 1905 4th change which is sometimes known as a model pre-10 that later ones became the model 10. The 788255 is the serial number and is a pre-war gun.
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    Looks like a Military & Police made from 1940-1945. HOWEVER that would make it a parkerized finish while yours is nickel. From the looks at the hammer and trigger it appears to be refinished. Welcome!

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    Yay, I know, I forgot to mention it's been re-finished.
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    Looks pretty good....except for the wear on the right side, behind the cylinder. My nickle M-36 has abrasions in the same place. Probably caused by an old retension strap on the holster, that crosses the revolver in that area. Makes a great shooter, anyway! Bob

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    The war era starts at about 685XXX. Many in this range were chambered in .38 S&W (not Special). Pushing the magnification it appears your caliber inscription is on the shorter side. Does your inscription include the word Special? Was the butt originally drilled for a swivel?


 

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