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Something I didn't know I needed, :oops: I had found the grips a month ago and I guess thats why the gun had to follow.
K195XXX puts it around 1953. I don't think anyone has been inside it, all the screws look perfect, I really like the fact that it has a target hammer. :)





I ran 50 rounds through it when I got home. ;)

(can I shoot +P through it?? :lol: :lol: )
 
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Is that a rock it's leaning against...?

Oh the horror, Oh the humanity.... :mrgreen:

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Well lookie there! A revolver for Chris. I've got to say that I'm pleasantly surprised by this post. ;)

That's a beautiful Pre 15...I just did that just for SP. ;)
 

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I have a set of K frame diamond magnas coming {they were free and pretty beat up. It scares me when I think about what they will end up on. Something with a pencil barrel? {yes SP. I had to}
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chris, you're gonna have to change your screen name to K frame if you keep that up. beautiful gun. thanks for sharing.

giz, that's not a rock: it's some quartz from chris' gold mine. he just hasn't gotten around to crushing it yet.

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A neat gun, Chris!
You'll love that one at the range.
Congrats on a nice find.
Don
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Thanks guys. Its the first Smith that I've bought or picked up or shot for several months.. :eek:

I am very happy with it too. I need to load up some easy shooting 38's to get use to shooting a revolver again. (Been in to the 1911's pretty heavy)


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I wonder if the hammer has been swapped?
 

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I wondered that too. If it was swapped there are no marking on the screws or side plate. I am glad it has the wide hammer though.
I'm not going to letter it, $50 is just not worth it and I doubt it will say if the hammer is original.
 

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Nframe, my dad's service revolver is K199XXX and it shipped November 17, 1953, which might help with dating yours. I must say yours is in MUCH better shape than his, but it got carried in a holster for nearly 25 years. As to the hammer, dad's is the same and I know it had no work done to it. The S&W letter makes no mention of the hammer or trigger. It was purchased from the George Cake Company in Berekely CA, which outfitted lots of police, so it's possible the distributor could have thrown in some options and sold them as upgrades. I'm only guessing they would/could have done that. I also have a 1950 K38 with the same exact hammer as my dad's and the letter again made no mention, but it doesn't look to have ever been tampered with and appears to have rarely been fired. On another forum this was discussed and there were actually several who had this hammer. I know SaxonPig provided pictures of his examples and they were definitely different, so who knows? No matter, you've got a beauty there, congrats! :D
 

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Blackcloud, thanks!

That helps a lot knowing of others of the same vintage have the same features. :)


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Chris.... have you been drinking? :cool: I think you're on the wrong thread....
 

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Had a K38 five screw a while back. Half worn out ex-duty gun, and it also had a target hammer. Could have been more common than I thought.
 
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