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Enhander
June 12, 2013, 13:25
Can anyone ID this Revolver? I know its S&W..but thats it.
http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/FEARMember/Enhander/Firearms/5331bc13.jpg (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/FEARMember/media/Enhander/Firearms/5331bc13.jpg.html)

nwobhm
June 12, 2013, 13:33
Looks like a Schofield

Enhander
June 12, 2013, 13:38
It first 38 S&W Rounds, although, Ive not gathered the courage to actually shoot it yet. I like my hand where it is.

Brush511
June 12, 2013, 13:53
Not a Schofield, it's hammerless. Looks look like a .38 Safety Hammerless to me. I don't know whether it's first, second, third, fourth, or fifth model. Need serial number to tell.

Retired Bum
June 12, 2013, 14:09
That is the S&W Safety Hammerless aka the "lemon squeezer". Don't know which variation as there is a bunch of them and as Brush511 has noted it is necessary to have the serial number to make an accurate ID.

S&W began phasing out the production of all of its hinged frame revolvers in the second decade of the 20th century. The swingout cylinder Hand Ejector models were replacing them. But the Safety Hammerless remained in production right up to 1940. The market for it was sufficent to keep it in production. What killed it was the British contract for military revolvers that S&W was given that year. All commericial production was halted and the Victory Model became S&W's only handgun being made until the end of the war.

I've owned a small number of the .32 and .38 Safety Hammerless models over the years. I would love to see a modern version of it being produced chambered for the .32 H&R Magnum. It would make a nifty pocket revolver IMHO.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Enhander
June 12, 2013, 14:26
Serial number starts with 250xxx

tdb59
June 12, 2013, 15:24
Not a Schofield, it's hammerless. Looks look like a .38 Safety Hammerless to me. I don't know whether it's first, second, third, fourth, or fifth model. Need serial number to tell.

" New Departure Safety Hammerless "

K. Funk
June 12, 2013, 20:21
At 250xxx it is a fifth Model 1907-1940. The walnut grips are correct. Your camera flash probably makes it look a little rougher than it actually is. I would value it at about $160 or so. Nice piece!!

krf

Enhander
June 13, 2013, 08:57
Thanks for the help gents!