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Old 12-20-2015, 02:49 AM
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The serial number places it in 1922, first half of the year since it doesn't have the "MADE IN USA" stamp. The stocks are likely not original, because they are 19-teens-style, and while there were transition times, S&W is not likely to have put that style on a gun that late. The nickel job is also not factory, at least judging by your photos, which make the hammer and trigger appear nickeled.

I do not think the factory would accept a gun that old for any reconditionig work. Besides, for a 1922 nickel family heirloom, it doesn't look bad at all. I'd leave it alone and enjoy it as it is. Value is moderate at best anyway, maybe $250.

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