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Well a friend gave this to me a while back and wanted to know a little more about it. its a .38 caliber thats about all I know. Pictures are posted below.

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On the butt is the serial number, pls post. It may help a bit.
There may be a small set of initials engraved some where on the gun,
and then and again there may not be. With the gold trigger and MOPs
it could have been a special order. Only a Jinks Letter will tell. Anymore from me is pure speculation. Good hunting. Nice looking little gun.
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Appears to be non-factory, but nice, "New York dealer" engraving. Factory engraving pictured in the S&W catalogs of the period, do not show this extensive coverage for engraving. Ed.
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On the butt is the serial number, pls post. It may help a bit.
There may be a small set of initials engraved some where on the gun,
and then and again there may not be. With the gold trigger and MOPs
it could have been a special order. Only a Jinks Letter will tell. Anymore from me is pure speculation. Good hunting. Nice looking little gun.

Thanks for the information the serial is 24355 I couldn't find any initials on the gun
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Thanks for the information the serial is 24355 I couldn't find any initials on the gun
Your 38 Safety, 2nd Model was shipped from the factory in 1888. The caliber is 38 S&W if you are looking for ammo.
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Thank you very much Guys I Should probably get this one lettered
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I like that. If I had that gun, it'd sure be worth fifty bucks to me for a factory letter, just on the offchance I could find out more about it.

Did you friend say where he got it or how long he's had it?

Is that a number on the left side of the sight blade?

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I like that. If I had that gun, it'd sure be worth fifty bucks to me for a factory letter, just on the offchance I could find out more about it.

Did you friend say where he got it or how long he's had it?

Is that a number on the left side of the sight blade?



No I really do not know anything about the gun to be honest. I haven't found any numbers other than the serial but maybe you caught something I missed
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No I really do not know anything about the gun to be honest. I haven't found any numbers other than the serial but maybe you caught something I missed
It's just a weird mark on the left side of the sight blade. Looks like a number "9" or maybe a "4". But in reality, it's probably just where the nickel's flaked off like on the other side.
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I'll agree with opoefc. Although a very nice revolver, I don't believe it is factory work for several reasons. The most obvious are the blue screws and pins and the not-quite-perfect fit of the pearls. Couple that with the amount of and style of the engraving and I'm leaning to New York style, dealer enhanced work.
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