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Thought I'd start a thread about 1940s s&w guns of mine. The top one is a BSR that never left the states. This old
38 s&w will really surprise you how well in will shoot. This one dates to 1941. The middle gun is my S series 1905
in the 8757xx range. Like to think it was a 1947 like me. This was the first gun I bought because it was a s&w. Had this one a long time. The bottom one is a pretty early C series, # is almost 27000.
I know some of you have some really nice ones hid back in the safe, let's see some of them
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My kind of thread. Here goes.

April 1941 (originally blue finish)


May 1941 (converted by Parker Hale, originally a 5" SW)


Dec 1941 .38/200 BSM, originally a Lend Lease blue finish revolver, someone chromed)


Apr 1942 .38/200 BSM originally a 5" 38SW converted by Cogswell & Harrison, London)


Nov 1943 .38/200 BSM
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Dec 1943 Victory


August 1944 Victory (.38/200 BSM, 5" barrel)


August 1946 M&P Postwar


Nov 1947 M&P Postwar


March 1948 Postwar


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and last but certainly not least a 1947 K-22 shipped to my father on 20 Nov 1947

 

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Thought I'd start a thread about 1940s s&w guns of mine. The top one is a BSR that never left the states. . ....
I'm just curious how you came to that conclusion. It can't be deducted just from the absence of British markings. Did it letter to a US recipient? There are supposedly a few unicorns like that in existence.

Here are a few of my 1940s S-prefix M&Ps:

The 6" shipped in October 1946 to Klein's in Chicago. The 4" shipped in December 1947 to Nassau Co. PD in Mineola, NY. Note the ejector rod change that happened in 1947.
 

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I posted a thread about this old gun on 07-08-18. Based my theory that it never crossed the pond on the replies I got. You and Guy and Waidmann offered up some good info on these pre-war 38 BSRs. You suggested it may have made it to Canada and escaped being marked. Anyway, someone posted in that thread that it had had a gentile war judging by the finish.
Never lettered the old gun, I'll just keep it cleaned and enjoy it.
Thanks to all who replied, Cliff
 

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Hey Cliff,

Wow! What a Trifecta!

Later, Mark
 
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Some very nice revolvers here. Keep it up.
 
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E56553D0-DEB1-4BCA-9068-E6045CA9E0B7.jpeg I can only play once- a one-line 1947 K-22. Seen on the forum before, but not in this thread! The finger groove stocks seem to fit me better. I like these, I think from Altamont.

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A better( not much) picture of K 107xx. (Top) It’s brother (below) is a Model 17 ( K 4004xx).Y’all surely have some fine examples of the machinist art! Hank
 
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