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Welcome to the forum. You have a revolver that has had the barrel cut down and has been refinished. I am willing to be that the serial number on the butt of the grip frame starts with a V. Usually these were former British Service Revolvers, used in WW2 and were chambered in 38 S&W, then later converted to 38 Special when cut down and refinished. When the barrel was cut down the front locking lug was removed.
 

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The sn on the but-handle starts with the #7 has same #,s on spindle but has different #,s on inside of frame I said it's a 38 but I recently learned that 357 magnum fits fine to now I realy cunfused
Welcome to the forum. You have a revolver that has had the barrel cut down and has been refinished. I am willing to be that the serial number on the butt of the grip frame starts with a V. Usually these were former British Service Revolvers, used in WW2 and were chambered in 38 S&W, then later converted to 38 Special when cut down and refinished. When the barrel was cut down the front locking lug was removed.
Welcome to the forum. You have a revolver that has had the barrel cut down and has been refinished. I am willing to be that the serial number on the butt of the grip frame starts with a V. Usually these were former British Service Revolvers, used in WW2 and were chambered in 38 S&W, then later converted to 38 Special when cut down and refinished. When the barrel was cut down the front locking lug was removed.
 

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Probably just a bad boring job to lengthen the chambers for 38 Special. I would not recommend shooting 357s out of that gun even if they "fit".
 

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Welcome to the forum. You have a revolver that has had the barrel cut down and has been refinished. I am willing to be that the serial number on the butt of the grip frame starts with a V. Usually these were former British Service Revolvers, used in WW2 and were chambered in 38 S&W, then later converted to 38 Special when cut down and refinished. When the barrel was cut down the front locking lug was removed.
 

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The sn on the but-handle starts with the #7 has same #,s on spindle but has different #,s on inside of frame I said it's a 38 but I recently learned that 357 magnum fits fine to now I realy cunfused
Then it was made before they started the V series, but still an early war gun. It has been cut and reamed. I would not shoot magnums, even if they fit.
From the finish, I would say that some markings were buffed away before nickel was applied
 

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