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    How about one of you more knowledgeable Smith & Wesson folk provide a short history lesson on this gun. Frankly I don't know what it is and I'm not seeing it in the Catalog off the bat. It looks more than cool, but because of my ignorance might have walked right past it at a show, gun store or pawn shop. Can anyone help a brother out?
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    Approximately 1,800 Straight Line pistols were produced by Smith & Wesson before manufacturing ceased in 1936. This model had a 10 inch sideswing barrel and was originally supplied in a felt-lined metal case. The designation "Straight Line" refers to the hammer, which does not not pivot but travels in a straight line.
    I'm no expert for sure but this shows up on nra website


    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcloud2 View Post
    How about one of you more knowledgeable Smith & Wesson folk provide a short history lesson on this gun. Frankly I don't know what it is and I'm not seeing it in the Catalog off the bat. It looks more than cool, but because of my ignorance might have walked right past it at show, gun store or pawn shop. Can anyone help a brother out?
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    Here's an old For Sale listing , has some nice pics . Especially showing the hammer in the cocked position .

    https://www.gunsamerica.com/99826264...ingle-Shot.htm


    And here's an article that you may also find interesting .

    Smith & Wesson Straight Line Single Shot Target Pistol



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    ignore , somehow double posted

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    Very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcloud2 View Post
    How about one of you more knowledgeable Smith & Wesson folk provide a short history lesson on this gun. Frankly I don't know what it is and I'm not seeing it in the Catalog off the bat. It looks more than cool, but because of my ignorance might have walked right past it at a show, gun store or pawn shop. Can anyone help a brother out?


    Check out pages 111 & 113 of the SSCSW for picture & description.
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    I have to agree with the others that is a great find! I have only seen pictures of them, never one in person.
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    Thank you all for looking and your input and thank you georgepittenger for the article about the straightline history. I never found that in my searches. I will continue to shoot a few rounds a year out of this fine pistol.


 
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