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    .44 special CTG Hrlp

    I just inherited this beauty and I'm having a hard time finding out the year. From what I do know it's not a triple lock or model 2 due to no shroud. I'm pretty sure these are also s&w after market grips for larger hands. Any other information would be great. I don't believe it was a W&K but I might be wrong lol
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    to the forums from the Wiregrass! You have a .44 Hand Ejector, 2nd Model, Target from 1926. It is possible it was originally nickel, but we need to see the barrel flat under the ejector rod and the left side of the grip frame. The grips are target models from much later...1968 or newer. Original grips would have been no medallion round top service grips. Those targets are much better for shooting, believe me.
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    The s&w mark is almost completely wore away
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    Was a blue gun that got aftermarket nickle plate job sometime in it's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combat View Post
    Was a blue gun that got aftermarket nickle plate job sometime in it's life.
    Yup, the letter B ahead of the serial number on the bottom flat side of the barrel means it left the factory with a Blued (not Nickel) finish.

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    The s&w mark is almost completely wore away
    The S&W cartouche isn't "worn" away - it was nearly removed by polishing, most likely as part of the refinishing process when the nickel plate was applied. It is likely that the frame area around the cartouche was rust pitted, and removing the pits required sanding the metal down to the point that the stamping of the logo was almost completely obliterated.
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    Welcome to the forum! Hope you get to enjoy shooting that fine older revolver. Any story behind who had the firearm before you inherited it?
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    Very nice. Refinished but this old "shooter" has a lot going for it. Don't accept any of the $50.00 offers, I'll give you $75.00.
    Give her a good soaking in eds red, lube and shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rzirch22 View Post
    I just inherited this beauty
    Hey Amigo , Don't get put off by negative sounding comments so far . Sometimes it happens that things are pointed out that keep it from being "top shelf"
    Truth is few here could show you a better second model Target as they are that unusual. As such it will always have a intrinsic value.
    Collector ,,,not so much ,,fun shooter ,, O YEAH.
    Think I'd slap some vintage stags on it and call it the "El Jefe "pistol.
    Brandish it with pride as it will be a long time till you hold another one.
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    to the forum from SE Indiana.
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