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Old 08-01-2014, 02:17 PM
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I picked up this 5th contract (the first contract of third model revolvers) Russian Military at the KC show. It shows the address line on top of the barrel with the Inspector's mark with no serial number on the top strap. The Serial number is found on the face of the barrel stub like earlier contracts.

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It has the Mod. 1874 mark on the frame seen on all third models produced for the Imperial Russian Government by Smith and Wesson (the production at Tula at Tula does not have this mark).

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The address line and K. Ordinetz inspectors mark.

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Old 08-02-2014, 02:06 AM
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Congrats, Joe. That's a very hard gun to find! Ed.
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Joe,

Couple of question about the revolver. Are the cylinder, barrel etc serial numbered or do they have assembly numbers? If you don't mind I would be interested in knowing the serial number of the revolver.

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Couple of question about the revolver. Are the cylinder, barrel etc serial numbered or do they have assembly numbers? If you don't mind I would be interested in knowing the serial number of the revolver.

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Yes, the parts have full serial numbers as do all Russian Military contract No. 3s (except the first 500 first model, first contract revolvers).
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I wrote a much longer post on this but the software lost it when I tried to post it, I'll rewrite it and post it later today.
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I wrote a much longer post on this but the software lost it when I tried to post it, I'll rewrite it and post it later today.
Nice gun btw. As far as what happened to the original post, this may be helpful: a little trick I do is to type up the entire post into a Word document, then copy and paste when its done. If your computer randomly turned off, Word has an autosave feature - the document would be saved to the "reading pane" where it could be uploaded again upon re-opening if something happened to your computer while you were working on it. Its frustrating to type up a good post 2x - ask me how I know
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Nice gun btw. As far as what happened to the original post, this may be helpful: a little trick I do is to type up the entire post into a Word document, then copy and paste when its done. If your computer randomly turned off, Word has an autosave feature - the document would be saved to the "reading pane" where it could be uploaded again upon re-opening if something happened to your computer while you were working on it. Its frustrating to type up a good post 2x - ask me how I know
For larger posts, that's the way I write them - also keeps a record of the post. I got carried away and did it in the reply window and it just went away for no understandable reason!
I am working on the longer reply about military contracts of the No. 3 but it is like everything else about S & W in that period - it doesn't always make sense and there were more contracts than we realize.
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