Front and rear tangs were corrugated for a better grip on the target model, and after August 14, 1923, the trigger also was corrugated. This occurred by means of a latch on the lower front of the frame and a hinge on the upper front see the pic. All guns can break,, but don't think you have to worry much about it. Hardly a case of revolver ammunition was expended in the Cuban campaign, outside of target practice. The barrel is not heavy by my estimation, it is pinned, and it is a hand eject. Point of impact was dead on for elevation and slightly to left of point of aim.
All that needed to be done was to take a. What year was this pistol made? If you have any questions regarding this item, you should contact the Seller before bidding. I think you have to cut it in half and count the rings. Removing the grips revealed a number that did not match the serial number of the frame. Offhand plinking and target work are about the best activities for.
There is finish loss at either side of the muzzle, the left side of the frame at the forcing cone, the front edge of the cylinder extending back on the edges of the flutes, several places on the rear edge of the cylinder, some places on the edges of the trigger guard and at the rear corner of the butt. Both guns have matching serial numbers stamped underneath the latch. Colt started saying their guns were safe with smokeless in 1900. The revolver should have an S in front of the serial number if it's an N frame from that period. The cylinder has a light drag line that breaks the finish in spots and a few handling marks.
But I didn't do anything to the gun, and it hasn't done it since. Mine, number 8200, has only minor finish blemishes and is in near-new mechanical condition. If the 327 was on the metal under the left stock, it will be the month and year the gun was sent back to the factory. Buffalo Bill incorporated Cody Wyoming. There are many light marks scattered throughout the revolver which do not go through the finish.
The pressure to do that doesn't depend on the pressure of firing, but on the internal primer pressure generated when the primer itself fires, so the round being low pressure doesn't change things a lot. On the cusp of the 20th century, the Wild West had largely been won. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! However, in a few episodes, it is said that Tipton's ancestors owned the hotel first before he did. This surely is a keepsake and I hope a future grandchild will find as much joy out of it as I have. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. This is where you might find a date.
The stop was relocated to the bottom of the frame in all subsequent models of hand ejectors and remained there throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. So get this - I swore there were no other numbers but now I see the same serial number under the butt, under the barrel and back of the cylinder! There are two tiny compression marks on the left side of the frame. Thank you gentlemen for your assisstance, especially Alpo. However Uncle Mike's web site leaves a lot to be desired when selecting the right size product. Both guns have a spring loaded release mechanism on top over the hammer to open the barrel. That would be about 650-700 fps with 90-100-grain cast bullets. But, just because the ammo companies were making smokeless ammo does not mean that the gun companies were making guns strong enough to take the pressures.
Those grips are from the 1920 s. So your dad bought itas a recruit from a retiring officer, who bought it as a recruit from a retiring officer. From 1926 to 1940 the standard. Our Assessment: This is a Smith and Wesson. They were dropped from production to be replaced by the Fourth Model Hand Ejector.
I will take someone's suggestion and document everything I know and was told about the pistol. The best 4 of 5 in these five-shot groups averaged 0. Thank you Gary for the advice. I guess I read only 19K were made. We have an old thread on posting pictures,. Evolved from the Smith Wesson Hand Ejector Model of 1902, the. The trigger and in particular the hammer are nicely case colored with light operational wear.
There were 144 miles of paved roads and 13,800 automobiles. Type of Finish: Blued, with case colored smooth trigger and checkered hammer. I have no idea which number is the serial number so I will give all numbers and there locations. On December 17, 1909, a third change was made in the model, involving alteration of the hammer at the foot, forward of the rebound seat, so as to engage the notch in the trigger for double-action throw. Serial numbers for both ran from 263001 in 1917 to 536684 in 1942. There will most likely be a sizable gap between the letter and the numbers, but it is still part of the serial number.
You have a quality made, very well engineered, assembled with skilled craftsmanship, and hand fitted revolver, no longer affordable to produce on a competitive market basis, and the likes of which we'll never see again, ever. Wesson had planned to use the. Just before this I discovered Elmer Keith, which of course meant. The grips are in about Very Good overall condition. As a consequence, this country began the war with what little it had on hand. The thing could be from 1925 if the first retiring cop bought it when he went on the job -1945 if he got it just before retiring guesstimating from the first known purchaser.