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As guy mentions, the plated M1917 is illegal with the serial number removed. The plating work is not factory, as these revolvers shipped blued.

Sometimes this vintage S&W revolver has the serial number on the rear of the cylinder stamped near the edge. That would useful information to recover it it's there. I can't remember if the number on the frame is an internal assembly number, or the serial or a variation of the serial. Others should be able to tell.

Are the grips plastic or ivory? If ivory they might have some value.

There may be a procedure to work with the ATF to either document the gun and re-stamp the original serial number on the gun's frame to return it to legal status. I suggest you look into it. You probably need an attorney.


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