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    Model 58-1 Questions

    Hi I'm new to the forum, Most of my guns are rifles, so I don't know much about revolvers. I just aquired a S&W model 58-1 blued with a 4" barrel, it also is stamped clearly S.&W. 357 magnum on the barrel. I am a member of Accurate Shooters Forum, and the guys on that forum tell me that model 58-1 was only made in 41 caliber, but one guy said it could have been re-barreled in 357 magnum. It is also stamped 7x910 with two digits above 7x910 that are not clear enough to read. My Dad got it used, and had this handgun for years, and he gave it to my brother and he had it for about twenty years, now my brother just gave it to me. This revolver is in excellent condition, my Dad said he never shot it, and my brother only fired less then 100 rounds. It also has real ivory carved grips. Does anyone know when this model was made. Any ideas about the model # not matching the caliber. How much it might be worth ?
    Any info that you guys can give me would be great. Thanks, Steve

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    The Model 58 was made from 1964 - 1977 .

    Was never produced in a .357 configuration to my knowledge .

    So a barrel swapout seems likely .

    The #s you list are not within the serial no. range of production .

    Remove the grips and see the # on the bottom of the grip frame . Should be something from S 255600 or higher .

    The Model 58 is a nice gun that I wish I had . Ammo is expensive , and I don't reload .....


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    First of all to the Forum.
    Second, as George stated the Model 58 was a .41 Magnum, with a fixed rear sight and an exposed extractor rod. I also see no mention of a Dash 1 production change.
    If you could post some good quality pictures, perhaps some other members could shed a little light.
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    Could it be a 581? A picture could tell..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazermark View Post
    Could it be a 581? A picture could tell..
    Bingo!!!

    Still need to see pictures to confirm and want to see those grips.

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    This is the # on the bottom of the frame : AD4499 also on one sideof the frame there is stamped B9 7x910 and stamped on the other side of the frame is : 4733
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    Lefty what you have there is an "L" Frame Model 581. It is a fine Revolver, and those grips are very unique. I am going to say it was produced sometime between 1981 to 1983.
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    Nice gun, if those are real ivory grips, they may be worth about as much as the gun.

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    Lefty, I'l bet those grips are a real pleasure to wrap your hands around.
    Like Iggy said, if they're real ivory, they're could be worth nearly what the revolver is worth.

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    Thanks guys, I'm pretty sure the grips are real ivory, you can see the growth rings on the front part of the grips, and they are
    irregular not like some fake ivory that has growth rings that are equally spaced. Also on the inside of the grips have "SKO AJE
    India" carved on each grip and a "5" written in ink, I assume this is indicating a matched pair. Was the model 581 produced
    in 357 mag. or do you think someone changed the barrel to 357 mag ? I know it's hard to tell without seeing this revolver in person, but what do you think it might be worth if the grips are real ivory ?


 
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