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  1. The Lounge
    Before you read any of this if I'm wrong on anything correct me. Id greatly appreciate because i know ill get something wrong. Please do I'm just basing this long slightly ranty write up based on some speculation. And my own experience which is limited when compared to other forum members here...
  2. The Lounge
    Got curious as to how the internals of this old Smith have held about 100 years. So tonight I got around to taking the side Plate off and doing a bit of maintenance and cleaning. Looks good so far. And untouched for a very long time. A good cleaning couldn't hurt the old girl I think.
  3. The Lounge
    Finally picked the old girl up from the LGS giving her a nice cleaning when we get home. The bore is very dirty, a bit scratched but nonthing to bad. I like the old girl been well used, but not to abused. Should be a good shooter, and good decoration as well if it don't shoot well.
  4. The Lounge
    Saw this rough piece come into the lgs this morning. Serial number in the crane is 5037x on the butt of the frame. No markings on the right hand side, Below the cylinder or the s&w logo. Based on the number in the crane it's pre 1922 easily the butt of the frame 1922-1945. She's rough but...
  5. The Lounge
    I bought this in December of 2021 my old man immediately showed Interest in it. Shot it loved it, asked if I'd ever consider getting of it by the look he gave me. So I was holding onto it waiting for fathers day to roll around. He lives in walking distance so I'll still get to shoot it plenty...
  6. Single Action Army
    All, This is a topic that I have cross-posted in both the Colt Forum & the Smith & Wesson Forum. My questions are for research I am conducting on firearms from the last half of the 19th century. Please understand that I am NOT trying to start a S&W vs. Colt or Chevy vs. Ford conflict. My...
  7. The Lounge
    by not buying the Rollin White Patent? Think again. Newly unearthed files reveal a startling story of intrigue, duplicity, and deception. Colt - Smith & Wesson: A Clash of Arms by Robert Swartz tells the story in a richly illustrated volume recommended by Dick Salzer, Kurt House, and Art...
  8. The Lounge
    I just thought I'd run a poll and see if people think there's a difference. And by "noticeable" I mean noticeable on paper when fired from the bench by a skilled shooter with match grade ammo from between 25 and 50 yards depending on the gun (snubbies might be better at just 25 yards whereas...
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