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Wife and I visited her brother in Paducah for some cycle riding last weekend. Before we left he gave me this old revolver that he had. Neither of us had a clue as to what it was until I took an hour to research it online last night. Mechanically it's in great shape. The finish and the screws look like crap along with the cheap fake bone grips. I may have to spend a few bucks someday and pretty it up. :)
FYI, it's 38 S&W.

Here is a link to the info that I found and here is a pic.
 

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The part in the article about the company having the barrel cut down was really interesting. A revolver that sold for $17 in 1960 and they did such a professional job that 99 out 100 people probably couldn't tell that it wasn't built that way.
I was going to throw it in a drawer and forget about it but it's so freakin' ugly that I may have to restore it someday. Being worth about $300 helps, too. :)
 

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Nice gun. I like those old revolvers. The design and workmanship in some of the ones I've had is amazing. As long as it's reasonably tight and the timing is ok I wouldn't be concerned about shooting it. The 38 S&W ammo that's available is low pressure. I've have had several of these old ones and have shot them all.
 

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I now have about 6 pieces that I haven't shot since getting them this year. I'm going to have to get with a friend and try them all out one day.
The Enfield is really tight and no slack in the cylinder so I'll be looking for some 38 s&w when I check out the gun show at the convention center next month.
 

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If you can't find any .38 S&W let me know. I can let you borrow a few rounds to try it out.
 

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Thanks for the offer! I think the hardest part is finding the time to shoot.
But I need to buy a box. I try to keep at least one box for the each of the oldies.
 

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I do the same thing. I've got nearly a full box of .38 S&W ammo. It's getting hard to find. I sold my last .38 S&W last July but I'm sure I'll get another one.
 

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I was in Swann's Gun Repair at lunch and he has two 50 rd. boxes of Rem. 38 S&W for $33.49/box.
 
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