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    Trying to get info on grandfather's revolver

    It's a Top Break, 5 shot, hammerless, serial 16291. Can anybody help me out. Trying to buy grips.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Does it read Smith and Wesson with an address and patent dates on top of the barrel (you'll need magnification)?

    If so, you have a ".38 Double Action Safety Hammerless 2nd Model" made approximately 1887. It is a Top Break with 3 1/4" barrel. Yours appears to be nickel plated in the photo and is common. It is chambered to shoot the .38 S&W Cartridge (not .38 Special) still available today.

    The original correct type grips are Gutta Percha black hard rubber with the S&W monograms at the top and checkered surfaces:



    Later walnut grips were available on the Hand Ejector I frames any of which will fit your gun all the way up to 1953 and can easily be found on ebay and Gunbroker. They look like these:

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    Welcome to the forum.. Once you determine for sure that your gun is a S&W, you might try here for reproduction grips.

    https://handgungrips.com/all-product...catalog%3A2438
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