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Old 03-25-2019, 09:09 PM
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Iím currently in the process of cleaning mine and found out I need one spring and of course it has to be the barrel latch spring
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Hey guys !

I finally received my Factory Letter from the S&W Historical Foundation today !

Well, I donít know why Roy called me Mr Branton but anyway...
Iím a little disappointed because he made a mistake on the last digit of the serial number but I guess itís not very different (a 3 instead of a 2), hopefully

So, it was shipped from the factory February, 16, 1865 and delivered to J.W. Storrs Co. in New York. 6 inch barrel, blue finish, smooth rosewood grips. The shipment was for 75 units.

I donít think it was used during the civil war unfortunately.

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My letter was dated 2/14/2020
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In fact, I donít actually know what happens.
Half the time, the timing is perfect with all the 6 chambers and every now and then isnít perfect with 2 chambers

Anyway, it is better than it was before and if I shoot it I will always check if the cylinder is locked.
Most likely it is how hard you pull back on the hammer. Pulling slightly faster or slower will change where the cylinder stops. For me, the best method is to index each chamber by very slowly pulling the hammer to full cock. If that chamber locks into battery, it is good. Proceed to the next chambers to determine which ones do not come to battery.

If you identify the chambers that do not lock properly, next determine if the cylinder comes up short or skips beyond the notches? If too short, use a flat nose punch to slightly flatten the tops of the star, then try until it comes to battery using the slow pull method.

As for your revolver Civil War use, it is usually thought that any Model 2 shipped before serial number 30,000 could have made it into service before Appomatox - April 9, 1865. Logistics being what they were, horse and wagon or train, were quite slow. Roy has always said that almost all these revolvers went to distributors, so this letter holds true. My guess is that your revolver was destined for the European market and probably sent to one of S&Ws distributor in England or France. That meant that it was shipped to Storrs and then maybe shipped to Europe out of New York.
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