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FAL GRUNT
October 11, 2009, 18:49
Since I bought a Model 36 last week I have realized I like plinking with a .38. And as they are fun to sit around at home and mess with, I remembered I had a Smith revolver that my uncle had given me to do as I please with.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/falgrunt/IMG_3995.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/falgrunt/IMG_3996.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/falgrunt/IMG_3997.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e353/falgrunt/IMG_3998.jpg

I believe the pistol is a 5-screw, Military and Police, Pre-Model 10.

So my questions are mainly related to getting it up and running and the model type. I need to find parts for it and I need to make sure I get the right parts. You can see the remaining parts I need. Since the hand appears to be original as does the cylinder I am hoping that times OK. What I would LIKE is to find parts for less than $100, get it up and running, bead blast and blue, and have a shooter.

What do you think?

-myers

Thomas
October 11, 2009, 19:09
I may have some parts to fit. Let me look and see.
Would rather trade than sell. But I have to find them first.

All the best

vmtz
October 11, 2009, 19:47
Something like this?

http://www.nmia.com/~daykin/fal_files/sw_mp1.jpg

Fr. Vince

denver
October 11, 2009, 20:01
If I'm not mistaken, you have yourself a Victory Model (V-prefix in S/N). Made 1942 - 1945.

Very nice project!

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

FAL GRUNT
October 11, 2009, 21:10
Originally posted by Thomas
I may have some parts to fit. Let me look and see.
Would rather trade than sell. But I have to find them first.

All the best

Well, let me know what you can find. Total from Numrich is $233.50 for the parts I am missing.

:uhoh: :sad:

Bummer! The search goes on...

-myers

CactusCapt
October 11, 2009, 21:25
Seriously, with patience and a bit of searching on GB, I think you can get the needed parts for less than $50.

FAL GRUNT
October 11, 2009, 21:36
Will model 10 or M&P parts interchange?

Anyone know how close they are?

thanks!

-myers

shlomo
October 12, 2009, 07:11
Doing a good job of hand-fitting the sideplate may test both your skills and patience. Might turn out to be not too bad, too, with a little luck.

I look forward to the tale. Keep us posted if you move forward.

ThePitbullofLove
October 12, 2009, 07:52
Originally posted by vmtz
Something like this?

http://www.nmia.com/~daykin/fal_files/sw_mp1.jpg

Fr. Vince

More like this, Vince...

http://images21.fotki.com/v846/photos/2/28682/2160152/IMG_5328-vi.jpg

CactusCapt
October 12, 2009, 08:09
The sideplate will be the main issue here-you need a 4-screw K-frame plate. Feeling lucky? Try GB item 142856556. Appears to be a 4-screw K. No promises, but it has potential. I've bought a bunch of 1911 and S&W parts from the seller and have not been disappointed. The price is right if this works... Other S&W folks--pipe up here and let me know if I'm wrong. Again, as noted, provided this IS the proper sideplate, you may still have fitting issues. Let's get back to price, though! Ideally, you would be able to take the revolver to a gun show(s) and dig through a few parts boxes. Patience pays off on these endeavours.

vmtz
October 12, 2009, 08:28
And he is out of New Mexico. I think I know who he is.

Fr. Vince

richbug
October 12, 2009, 08:41
Originally posted by CactusCapt
The sideplate will be the main issue here-you need a 4-screw K-frame plate. Feeling lucky? Try GB item 142856556. Appears to be a 4-screw K. No promises, but it has potential. I've bought a bunch of 1911 and S&W parts from the seller and have not been disappointed. The price is right if this works... Other S&W folks--pipe up here and let me know if I'm wrong. Again, as noted, provided this IS the proper sideplate, you may still have fitting issues. Let's get back to price, though! Ideally, you would be able to take the revolver to a gun show(s) and dig through a few parts boxes. Patience pays off on these endeavours.

I was looking at that one too. Definite maybe would be my thoughts but for $5 it would be worth a gamble.

CactusCapt
October 12, 2009, 09:27
Another place with a selection of S&W Victory parts (blechhhh-I hate to point this out, but sometimes they actually come through) is Sarco. Victory Model parts are some of the easiest to find due to the high numbers of manufacture and commonality with other HE models. Good luck with your scavenger hunt-should be a fairly easy project. But then, we all know how that usually goes!!!

richbug
October 12, 2009, 09:43
Springfield Sporters is good too(cheap also), but they are out of side plates.

FAL GRUNT
October 12, 2009, 15:52
I won't deal with Sarco :wink: :redface:

But I will take a look at Springfield Sporters.

I might wind up getting that side plate... doesn't look too bad!

I'll keep everyone updated as I go!

-myers

Indycar
October 12, 2009, 19:12
Go to: http://smith-wessonforum.com/forum.php and join up. Then post what you did here in the "S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961" topic. The guys there are very helpful and there is a buy and sell section to post what you and what others have. Victory model parts are common there.

Story
October 13, 2009, 10:41
Originally posted by vmtz
Something like this?

http://www.nmia.com/~daykin/fal_files/sw_mp1.jpg

Fr. Vince

The composition in this photo calls out for it's own soundtrack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lABZR3sAbo