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Old 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
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Default Factory or Distributor engraving?

Hey Patbar,
Nice collection.
Extremely difficult to distinguish New York style engraving from authentic factory engraving from the 1870’s.
I can comment on the model 2 SA 38? That era factory engraved style was very unique. But that’s just one engraver. There were a few engravers working at that time at the factory. "That is a quote from Mr. Jinks in a letter on one of my Factory engraved Smiths". I’ll post a photo of a confirmed style. I have a few in my collection that letter to this style engraving.

Murph

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Patbar, The below photos confirm factory engraved Smith and Wesson 38 cal revolvers. I have three with identical engraving style and all three letter. One is a single action model two and the others are double action model 3’s all in 38 caliber.
I also have a double action model 2. 38 caliber with New York engraving and pearl grips but no letter.
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Last edited by BMur; 09-10-2019 at 07:33 PM.
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