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Old 09-01-2014, 06:54 PM
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I received an old Smith and Wesson 5 chamber tip up revolver from my grandmother. Serial number is 154369.


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Old 09-01-2014, 06:59 PM
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If it is a tip up, and has 5 chambers, then it is a model 1 1/2. If it is a top break, then it could be any one of several in either .32 or .38 S&W. More information will be required for a thorough reply.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:57 PM
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crustosc, Welcome !!

In case you are confused:

Tip-up = Hinge in top strap
Top-Break = Latch in top strap

(Tom, check his post count. He might not be aware of our language.)
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Welcome to the Forum. Tip up serial numbers did not run as high as 154369, so if the gun is a Smith & Wesson and not a copy, then I suspect it is a Top break model. What is the caliber ? What is the length of the barrel, measured from the front of the cylinder to the muzzle ? Is the frame a round butt or a square bitt? What are the grips made of ? Is it blue or nickel finish, or no finish left ? Where is it marked "Smith & Wesson" ? If you can post picture, that will help us identify what you have. Ed.
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Here is a post with the information needed for an ID (Ed may have gotten all of them before me ):

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