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Here I was expecting a nice 7-1/2" nickled single action with 1 piece walnut grips and fireblued screws and trigger and then.....

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Firstly, a nickel gun would have to be perfectly stored and never used to be in that condition at that age. A telltale sign of a refinish, and a poorly done one at that, are the seams between the grip frame halves and receiver. Those parts would've been originally polished as an assembly so that the surfaces remain true. The rolled-over edges on those parts, where they meet, suggests that they were polished separately and with a careless hand at the buffing wheel. That's a dead ringer and you have to look no further. Another clue are the dished out screw holes and bolt notches. Those surfaces should be completely flat, right up to the hole. They are not, they're sunken in, another dead ringer that it was poorly refinished. There's a lot of unevenness in the finish, especially on the cylinder and grip frame that would not be there if the gun were as advertised.

Other clues:
It has the wrong ejector. It has a later crescent when it should have the early bullseye ejector.

There's something wrong with the basepin, it's either been replaced or modified. The pictures don't show enough detail.

The grips are from a much later period. That gun would've shipped with one-piece walnut.

The front sight is the wrong shape.

There are no markings on the barrel.

As indicated elsewhere in this thread, the "not listed" under barrel length usually indicates a 7½".
 
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