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I have a 38 top break pistol that belonged to my great granddad. The only numbers I can find are 193122 stamped into the frame on the bottom of the grips. This same number is also on the underside of the latch on top. It's a 5 shot double action and it looks like it was nickel plated when it was new. It's well worn from being carried but still shoots very well. Many thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Welcome to the forum and what a great little gun to have passed on in the family. I cannot say for sure but someone will be along with more knowledge about this little piece.
 

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welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass, Justin! Your GGF's top break is a S&W .38 Double Action, 3rd Model. They made about 200,000 of them from 1884-95 from SN 119001 to 322700. Yours would fall roughly halfway in that period. So, 1888-89. It is an antique. Keep the metal well oiled and enjoy it for the heirloom it is.
 
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