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picked up my "new" S&W even has the "lock"

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yep , a new one for me,, even has the "lock"... :lol:

the rest isn't so bad either...

a new century, in .455 rechambered to .45ar.. it's been reblued but thats ok,, it's my first triple lock...#50xx and i'm thinking somewhere around 1914 as a date?
now to get some ( half moon's) hpnpap
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Now that is a S&W revolver with a lock that I would buy. Congrats! Regards 18DAI.
Nice find, kritter! Congrats!
thanks guys,, but in "playing with it" tonight,, it was sluggish on lockup sometimes.. fixed that.. and gave it a really good internal cleaning..need to make up a yoke pin and spring..(or find one of the ones that went flying in the past )
anyhow took the stocks off , no pencil marks,,,grrrrrr..... but there is a marking on the frame ,lower left hand side.. kinda looks like the star of david.. would this be a factory rework star?
Would the Star of David mean it's a Jewish revolver????? :lol: Bob
Very Nice, thats a lock I would mind either

A really nice gun, and I congratulate you on that 'find'.
The star is a factory rework/refinish mark.
Numrich sells the lock-pins and the tiny springs.
Take a small, barbed (straightened) fish hook and see if that spring is still in the hole...most times it is, stuck in place by dried oil and grease.
The best pin you'll ever find is a drill-bit the proper size.
Heat it cherry-red (to soften the temper), then cut and smooth /radius the cut end.
Re-harden, blue it, and install.
The tiny springs in lighters work real well, if yours is gone.
Grip-wise, the old pencil-marked grips are the devil's own to read.
Generally the numbers are very big, very 'script-like', and only show up under a bright, 'daylight' fluorescent light.
Many times, if the gun was refinished, the grips were rubbed and cleaned, and there goes the mark.
Not all were marked when new, either.
As for the caliber conversion, I like the fact that it will be a good shooter, with readily-available, conventional ammunition.
IMHO, the current state of ammo availability and cost should give us a look into the future of limted-production, obsolete caliber ammunition.
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