This is like maybe the 3rd or 4th time down this path . I bring one home , enjoy it and somehow let it slip away.
Never had a 1917 maybe too pricy , maybe opportunity never knocked ? Just never happened.
But 1937s , O Yeah had a few.
Personally I found the story just as captivating as the WW1 guns and the fact they made it back in much smaller numbers is very cool.
This one is ser.# 1886xx in all the right spots . Plenty of ruff and tumble scuffs and dinks to show a full life yet remains very solid with a dandy ,clean bore and super tight lock up. Maybe not much actual shooting. Finish seems original with perhaps a re-blue of the cylinder as it is as plum colored as Barney's butt.
Grips of course are not correct but who cares , who collects Brazilians ? So it's aimed at being a shooter . Not a big fan of swapping main springs but this one may get one. DA trigger pull, while smooth , feels like it has a Ford leaf spring in there.
Much nicer than the last one I had I'm gonna try and keep this one.
Where am I going ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and why am I in this handbasket ?
You know my uncle , he's as honest as me . An I'm as honest as a government man can be.
Congrats on getting a classic. Looks great and with a little TLC will look better. Enjoy!
I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!
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Been there a few times with letting ones go then finding some again. That one seems to be a good shooter so would enjoy it. Like the 45 ACP out of a revolver.
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I've had only one Brazilian and it also had the plum colored cylinder. Maybe something the importer did to spruce them up a bit?
Leo @ Death Valley - S&WCA #2364
Oh I thought this was another Brazilian topic!
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My Brazilian has the plum colored cylinder as well. At first I thought it was a poor attempt at a re-finish but I guess it's somewhat common with these. It doesn't bother me cause I bought it to shoot and it does a great job of that. Mine is missing the lanyard loop which is kind of a bummer but I'll find one someday and put it back in original form.