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    hwjhfs, I would guess that yours was just sitting on a shelf at the factory and was just shipped randomly. Of course, my opinion and a buck will get you an iced tea at McDonalds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwjhfs View Post
    I have a question. I have a 2nd model Schofield with a 7XXX serial number that was not shipped until 1877. The 2nd model pictured here has a later serial number but shipped in 1872. Why?
    The revolver posted is a 2nd model American 1872/1874
    Your 2nd model Schofield 1875/1877 is not in the same serial # group
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    Friendly Smith & Wesson Appreciation Thread

    This is a 44 Special Hand Ejector in the 45xxx serial number range. It was used by a Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police in Alice, Texas. In 1948, when Lyndon Johnson stole the Senate Election with 200 Illegal Votes in the Infamous "Box 13" Scandal, this Chief of Police was pictured in newspapers guarding that box. Smith & Wesson's records show that this revolver was shipped Sept 6, 1935 to Geo. Potchernick Sporting Goods in San Antonio, Texas.

    In 1977 one Luis Salas "seeking peace of mind" confessed to having a major role in stealing the election for Johnson. The ultimate outcome was Johnson becoming a President that "changed the world", but not in a good way.
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    Centerfire Systems down in Kentucky had 3" Model 64 .38 spls recently for $399. I have long wanted a 3" K frame, so I ordered one. Turns out they were 64-7s, with the dreaded "IL" or lock. I removed the lock and all of its infernal parts, and installed a plug supplied by a vendor out in Arizona, and put on a set of Altamont's boot grips. These were apparently imported from a foreign, probably European police department. Mine fits in the "carried much, shot little" category. Very tight lockup. Enough weight that it is a real pleasure to shoot. We'll see if I can keep it. I was never able to live with the darn hole in the side of the gun before, but with the really slick and sturdy plug in place, maybe I can come to terms with it!! I've been able to accept the MIM parts, so there may be hope.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Absalom View Post
    So here are a few random items from the Smith & Wesson part of my collection:
    1. A Model 1896 Hand Ejector shipped in 1900 to E.K.Tryon Co. in Philadelphia
    2. A .32 Safety Hammerless shipped in 1906 to Pacific Hardware in San Francisco
    3. A .38 Regulation Police shipped in 1917, from the estate of Spencer Olin (of Olin Corp./Winchester-Western)
    4. Two retired police service guns: A 1947 S-series M&P (Nassau Co. PD/Mineola NY) and a 1968 Model 10-6 (NYPD).
    I've been reviewing pictures, and happened to notice your picture of the '.32 hammerless S&W'. It is pictured with the most beautiful wood grips that I've ever seen on a "lemon squeezer". Would you care to give the maker's name, and kind of wood used in making them? Thanks.
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    Here's a Model 60-4 with 3" barrel and target features...
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    This is about my favorite antique Smith {except for the other ones)

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    Just got this from my best shooting buddy yesterday. Unfired 1984 Smith M29-2 .44 magnum. Even though I’m a part-time Alaska guy, that wasn’t my attraction to it.....I love the partridge sight with gold bead. I’ve never seen one on a M29. I put them on most of my S&W’s from .22 to .357s. Couldn’t resist when I saw it on this gun. Put 100 .44 Specials through it yesterday; it shoots great.
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    I found this in my safe the other afternoon.
    I sorta forgot I had it.
    It is a pleasant surprise.
    Model 10-6.
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    Here's a Model 625-2 "Model of 1988"...
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