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    Smith 1905

    I purchased a smith 1905 4th change lettered in original box. My concern is the bluing on the side is dark and light on the side plate. Same piece of metal, however
    different shades. I looked for stamping under the grips nothing. It is close to mint as I have seen. Any advise appreciated. I can post pics but it doesn't show well. Also
    not sure how to post pics.
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    You can load pics directly from your computer. Click on the picture icon above. A popup says select image.click on that and pick the picture, select it then click on upload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by termite54 View Post
    I purchased a smith 1905 4th change lettered in original box. My concern is the bluing on the side is dark and light on the side plate. Same piece of metal, however
    different shades. I looked for stamping under the grips nothing. It is close to mint as I have seen. Any advise appreciated. I can post pics but it doesn't show well. Also
    not sure how to post pics.
    Thanks
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    Hold the gun out in front of you with two hands. Now look down the sights. Can you see the difference in color now? Actually judging by the sideplate seam the bluing looks original but better photos would help.
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    Thank you! will try to get better photos tomorrow.

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    From what year is this gun?

    I can’t see the sideplate shading issue you describe, but the sideplate is missing the logo, so I hope the gun letters between 1917 and 1936. If you take the sideplate off, there should be an assembly number on the back that should match the one in the yoke cut (when you open the cylinder; it’s different from the serial). That will tell you if the plate is original to this gun.
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    The gun was shipped April 24, 1922. I have the letter from smith, and the logo is on the other side. if you look at the pics , u can see a dark and light blue on the revolver. hard to get in pics because u have to get it just right in the light. u see the almost straight line separating the bluing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by termite54 View Post
    The gun was shipped April 24, 1922. I have the letter from smith, and the logo is on the other side. if you look at the pics , u can see a dark and light blue on the revolver. hard to get in pics because u have to get it just right in the light. u see the almost straight line separating the bluing.
    Good, for a 1922 vintage no logo on the plate is correct.

    Now I can see two possible candidates for the "straight line" you may be talking about. Is either the red or green arrow I inserted into the attached snip pointing at it? I initially took both to be reflections of the background.
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