. . . Glad you mentioned the grip frame. I always felt the N-frame S&W had a better grip to trigger reach than the bigger Colt New Service. I like the S&W better - HankView attachment 20100 ^ I agree with what I've read and the dating toward the very end of 1917. Based on what I have seen in the past year I'd wager $300-$350 selling price. One semi disadvantage is that it not a Colt. Mr. Fitzgerald of course was a Colt employee and there were factory Fitz Specials. Seeing S&W's of this ilk is a liitle more outside the norm. Also a true job on a New Service would have resulted in a much shorter barrel, a bobbed hammer and a reduction of the grip frame.
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