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    Hello,

    First let me say I know NOTHING about guns. It took me forever to figure out what the mark on the side of this revolver was! Seriously. So thank you in advance. Hopefully I've posted this in the right place.

    Basically, I need help learning about a revolver. I'm going to post images here. Sorry they aren't the best. I didn't know where and what to take and can't access the gun at the moment, so this is all I have.

    A little history on the gun. This belonged to my grandfather. He owned and ran a tire recapping business in a rough part of town. This is the gun he kept under the cash register in case he needed to use it.

    It has a number on the bottom... looks like 352461 or 5 may be an S?

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    352461 looks like a 38 double action 4th model made 1895 to 1909. Yours would be from around 1900

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    Thanks SO much for your help! Being new to this, never realized how much history and how interesting something like this can be. Hoping to learn more and see if I can find out more about the personal history of the gun itself.

    And thanks for the welcome! Glad I found the forum.

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    Hi Duck,

    Welcome to the forum! This is a 1901 version serial number range 456xxx, a little younger than yours. These guns fire the 38 S&W caliber ammunition NOT 38 Special; different ammunition and not interchangable. Ammunition for it is still available but I would suggest having a gunsmith check it over before firing it.

    Congratulations on a very nice family heirloom.

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