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    s and w 1917 revolver

    I have what I believe is a s and w 1917 revolver. On line I see these as .45acp old military guns. However my gun has only u68 or other stamped on it not colt or s and w . And I can not insert a 9 mm or .38 special into the cylinder much less a larger .45acp bullet. Any help out there.
    Thanks, Joseph

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    Photos would be helpful.

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    Hello, welcome etc. Sounds as if you might have a .32 perhaps, maybe. U 68 almost seems like a rack or inventory number later added. Pictures do very much help cut to the chase. A ruler in the pictures does not hurt either. With older guns a serial number may help later, but we can not identify a model by serial number.
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    What makes you think it's a S&W? There were lots of close copies made, and it may be a black powder era firearm, so do NOT test fire something just because it fits. The pressure generated by a modern smokeless round could destroy the gun, or your hand.
    The Spanish made revolvers that look very much like early Smiths and Colts.

    Can't sat much more without pics. Be safe.
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    Possibly a Spanish copy.
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    To be vintage it must be older than me.

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    Welcome to the forum. We really need pictures to help you out.
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