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Old 04-06-2018, 02:24 PM
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S&W Model 1891 Single shot, I looked at it. S&W Model 1891 Single shot, I looked at it. S&W Model 1891 Single shot, I looked at it. S&W Model 1891 Single shot, I looked at it. S&W Model 1891 Single shot, I looked at it.  
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My LGS has had a three of Model 1891 single shot 22's for last couple months. Threads on here made me think I might need one. First one I have ever handled.
In the door at 0900 this morn. One seemed to be left.
Ser.# 7787, 10 inch, S&W checked wooden grips with a gold medallion. Looks like the one in the SCS&W 4th. Thinning bluing on barrel and some grey to silver on barrel. Frame and grips looked a little better. No under cut on front sight.
Found the serial on front strap, latch and lifter plate. If it was on barrel I missed it. I had my SCS&W with me and I thought it said should be on barrel.
Gun had a British crown proof stamp on right side frame and right lug under the barrel. Also had a 22 mark by proof stamp in one of those places. No BNP just a Crown
Guns was $1399 two months ago. $1199 last month, shows up on internet as $1099 and was on sale today for $999.
Last gun I bought from this store, it took me 7 viewing trips to decide to buy it. I like to look a while. I have also missed guns for waiting to long.
Anyway, store is Sprague's Sports, Yuma ARIZONA,
928 726 0022. If you are interested. I am not part of the store nor do I have any vested interest in this gun. I will still be looking in August if it is still there.
If that Ser.# had been 7777, I would have bought just for that number.
Also chambered a 22LR very easily.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:37 PM
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Bill, Richard aways calls me for an opinion on asking prices vs. reality on any collectable S&Ws he gets in the store. I think I told him he would never get a grand for the SS you are discussing, as the barrel was an unnumbered replacement, if the buyer, like you, knew what the gun should be. A local source has been feeding him a large S&W collection, piece by piece, over the last couple years. Ed.
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Probably why that one is still there and the other two are gone.
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Ed.
I sort of felt that barrel was out of place. It followed the gun out of England.
I have to be real careful when I start looking at S&W's older than my 5 screw K22's. This forum and my SCS&W have kept me from buying a couple ringers.
Someone may want that old blaster.
Thanks Ed.
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The stocks for a 1st Model SS should be black hard rubber. The walnut targets with gold medallion were offered in the teens. Also, the serial number you gave does not show up in Roy Jinks book. Neal & Jinks tried to capture all 1st Model Single Shots for 22, 32, and 38, but a few with numbers not published have come up. Is your serial number on the butt or on the front strap of the butt-frame?
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Sir.
I took this gun to be a 3rd Model. Ser.# was on front grip strap. It did have the vertical grooves as mentioned in the SCS&W.
Tag was marked a 3rd also. Store gets lucky now and then.
Grips were extended and covered the butt and I did not take them off.
I believe this gun is listed in Guns Int. under Sprague's Sports.
This gun looks just like Red9's gun with same type grips but made of wood. Same checkering pattern
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Gary's sometimes confused. I reckon he was confused this time by your identification of what you're now calling a 3rd Model as opposed to what you initially referred to as a Model of '91. I know I was. But then I too am sometimes confused----seems to be going around.

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All.
Sorry about the naming confusion. As said that was the first one held in hand and really looked at. Also first time on page 123 in the SCS&W 4th.
All new to me. Next time I will read the print and pay less attention to the pics.
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I am confused about lots of things, but with what we had to work with, I think I made a reasonable guess. You called the SS a Model 1891, which has the recoil shield on the frame as a 38 3rd Model Single Action revolver, which was used to manufacture the 1st series of single shot pistols. Now that you state there are grooves in the frame instead of recoil shield, it would be properly named Third Model Single Shot. The original barrel would not have had the Model of 1891 stamped, but would have had the walnut medallion stocks, so that is a good thing.

I did notice that your serial number is above the 7787, which could identify it as a 1st or 3rd Model, but without pictures, you could have had either. Post a photo or two. Your 3rd Model would have most likely been shipped in 1916.
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