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I have had this for a few years but I shot it tonight for the first time and I love it. It is so much fun to open it up after every shot and plunk in a new .22. It shoots like a laser beam and the trigger is light and crisp. It is perfect for teaching a new shooter and shooting one .22 every 20 seconds makes for a cheap day at the range. It was hilarious shooting this thing next to people with AR's and all other kinds of modern plastic blasting away. This will come with me every time I shoot.


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I could sit on a back porch, cool sip nearby and plink away at stuff all day with something like that! Only thing more relaxing would be actually falling asleep.

What a neat old gun.
 

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I have had this for a few years but I shot it tonight for the first time and I love it. It is so much fun to open it up after every shot and plunk in a new .22. It shoots like a laser beam and the trigger is light and crisp. It is perfect for teaching a new shooter and shooting one .22 every 20 seconds makes for a cheap day at the range. It was hilarious shooting this thing next to people with AR's and all other kinds of modern plastic shooter blasting away. This will come with me every time I shoot.


A few terrible pics. Check out the tiny front sight!



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I could sit on a back porch, cool sip nearby and plink away at stuff all day with something like that! Only thing more relaxing would be actually falling asleep.

What a neat old gun.
 

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I own several of them, what is called a light trigger pull was known as a hair trigger 60 yrs. ago when I was a pre-teen. Your 1891 is interesting, the flash shields were milled off, but not indented as in the regular S&W 2nd models. A S&W history letter might show it to be a transition pistol between the fist & second models.
 

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I own several of them, what is called a light trigger pull was known as a hair trigger 60 yrs. ago when I was a pre-teen. Your 1891 is interesting, the flash shields were milled off, but not indented as in the regular S&W 2nd models. A S&W history letter might show it to be a transition pistol between the fist & second models.
The barrel has been replaced at some point. It doesn't have a serial number and it has pretty good blue while the frame is almost completely silver. I'd love to know more about the gun but I'm not even sure what the serial number of the frame is. Is the serial number 429 or x429?


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The barrel address looks different than the few I have seen but again, I've only seen a few.

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The barrel has been replaced at some point. It doesn't have a serial number and it has pretty good blue while the frame is almost completely silver. I'd love to know more about the gun but I'm not even sure what the serial number of the frame is. Is the serial number 429 or x429?


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The barrel address looks different than the few I have seen but again, I've only seen a few.

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The barrel has been replaced at some point. It doesn't have a serial number and it has pretty good blue while the frame is almost completely silver. I'd love to know more about the gun but I'm not even sure what the serial number of the frame is. Is the serial number 429 or x429?


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The barrel address looks different than the few I have seen but again, I've only seen a few.

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Not sure about the serial number, almost looks like a hole drilled thru the first number if there was one. On the other hand, as a transitional gun, the serial number would usually be low. The barrel has the actual 2nd model single line barrel address on it. Barrel serial numbers were on the back of the barrel in really small type as shown in my photo, & usually require a good cleaning to even see them. On the photo, the serial number is covered, but is normally on the right side of the latch bar as in the white circle, if there is one.
 

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No serial number anywhere on the barrel and there are holes in the frame for a hand and bolt like a first model.
 
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