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Old 04-07-2018, 06:46 AM
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So I got this yesterday in Tulsa. I donít know much, if any about it. What can you tell me?
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That would be a Model 3 Russian, 2nd Model (or Old Model Russian) made from 1873 to 1878. The highest number to be found on this model should be around 39,000, so shipment would have been near the end of production, maybe 1877 or 1878. With the Schuler Hartley & Graham stamp, it is a commercial gun. Most of the commercial guns were serial numbered in the same range as the Model 3, 2nd American. Does the rib address state, Reissue or Russian Model??

Looks like lots of original nickel plate is left on the revolver and the stocks, while well used, look original as well.
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Very nice! A lot more nickel than on my 1874 Commercial 3rd Model.
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I can tell you that menacing people with 2 1911s with the hammer down is not a good ideia.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Carry on please.

PS. Fine S & W Russian 2nd model yo got there.
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Wow! Looks like the one I bought back in the early 1980's when you could have your pick of them. Best $100 I ever spent. Fun to reload and shoot too. I sold it in 1995. Big mistake! Still looking for its replacement, but they haven't been available for many years. . .at least not for a price that I will pay.
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Wow! Looks like the one I bought back in the early 1980's when you could have your pick of them. Best $100 I ever spent. Fun to reload and shoot too. I sold it in 1995. Big mistake! Still looking for its replacement, but they haven't been available for many years. . .at least not for a price that I will pay.
You'll burn in Hell for that one.
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Thats a nice 2nd Russian

I have its twin



Mine is a later 38,xxx serial and shipped 1875 to MW Robinson for delivery to SH&G. It was in a 130 pistol shipment - 110 blue and 20 nickel
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