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    how do i find out how old a revolver is

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Size:  94.2 KBi recently inherited a model 13-3 357 with a 4" barrel its been shot some but everything is tight this is the first s&w i have had any thing to do with and i love it but know nothing about it can anyone help sn is 17D5xxxit needs to be cleaned it has a dull titanium look to it
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    According to the SCSW, it looks like 1981. My guess is that it's a satin nickle finish. Why don't you post some pictures so we can all appreciate it?

    Welcome to the forum Dan........

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    just added some pics to it and Geezer thanks for the info you guys have a cool forum here lots of great info i can trust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danmcm View Post
    just added some pics to it and Geezer thanks for the info you guys have a cool forum here lots of great info i can trust
    Very nice Dan..........thank you.

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    Model 13's were blued. This may be a refinish but are you sure it is a model 13 and not a 65? What does it say inside the crane area?
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    welcome to the forum! i am thinking some kind of spray paint, maybe.

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    Forrester may be onto something. No....nevermind. The OP stated that it was a M-13-3 4"......maybe brushed Nickle plating?Bob
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    The 13 were made in both blue, and bright nickel. That MAY have been bead blasted to give it that matt look. I actually like the looks. Here are my two. If yours is a factory nickel there will be a letter 'N' stamped on the back of the cylinder, and also under the grip on the frame.

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    Cool

    What ar15ed said.......

    I have a Model 10 with Cerakote Finish and though my color is different the surface of the revolver appears the same.

    The trigger, hammer and screws are also finished the same way.

    The end of the extractor rod appears to have been grabbed by pliers or vise grips to be removed and the coating appears to have been rubbed off. That is what mine looked like when I got it.

    It is hard to make a proper assesment from the photos and I am just suggesting as ar15ed did that this could be some type of spray on coating.

    If it is it will show up first on the front of the cylinder after firing and cleaning as the heat generated by firing will cause it to flake.

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    the crane say's model 13-3 the junk you see on the cylinder is from shooting some very dirty semi wad cutters yesterday the finish is the same all the way through i took the grips off its finished with the dull look
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