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    Help with model 3 44 Russian

    Hi,

    I'm new here and new to this revolver looking for some help on a model 3 44 Russian revolver . The finish nickel has ivory grips that are inked number to gun and look orginal. I have added pics of top and sides and butt of grip please let me know what I found its at a LGS placed on hold. I wanted to check with knowledge bank before buying. Seller wants $1500 plus tax for gun is this a fair price? I really like the grips did smith & Wesson sell ivory grips with there guns as a upgrade? If I do buy thinking about getting letter.


    Thank you for your comments.
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    This is way out of my line but I think that's a #3, but not a Russian, that left the factory 1883-90.
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    OP, that's a dandy. $1500 is about half price based on what I've seen lately in my end of the world.
    Irv, given that the barrel stamp says "Russian model", why would you say it isn't?
    I'm not trying to be argumentative, I'm just trying to learn something.

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    My guess is it is first model russian aka model no.3 russian1st model. It is same as the american model without the distinctive later russian improvements. Barrel is marked "russian model" made 1871 to 1874. Measure the cylinder should be 1.42"

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    looks pretty good - no obvious flags .. does the cylinder face have matching serial number ?

    only way to verify the grips as factory would be from a letter - although they clearly fit the time period..

    number 3 1st model Russian. commercial not Russian contract. - the contract guns had Cyrillic writing, the commercial ones 'Russian Model'

    1500 is about retail for a 'fair' condition gun.. with 3000 for a 'good'
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    This my new model 3 target and a rough later russianName:  IMG_20170314_094054_kindlephoto-60675460.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott View Post
    OP, that's a dandy. $1500 is about half price based on what I've seen lately in my end of the world.
    Irv, given that the barrel stamp says "Russian model", why would you say it isn't?
    I'm not trying to be argumentative, I'm just trying to learn something.


    Like I said out of my line, I thought the Russians had the extra finger doohickey on the trigger guard. After looking in the SCSW I see some didn't. You're correct.
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    Way out of my comfort zone, too. The finger doohickeys always looked like they could be painful.

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    I put a deposit on pistol will update once it's in hand.

    Thank you all for your comments and info.


 
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