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Old 09-13-2007, 12:24 PM
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2962.....March 29, 1875 .. .44Russian 6.5"barrel, blue , smooth walnut grips.
Deliverd to Russian Gov., St.Petersburg.


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Wow, that's an early shipping date you got there, and to Russia, no less!

Here's the updated chart:
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Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
2962 ...... Mar. 29, 1875 ... 44 Russian, blued, smooth walnut grips, Russian Gov't, St. Petersbug
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... Ltr Pending ..... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips
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With all due respect to Reldor, I believe what he has is a Third Model Russian as the ship date is three years prior to NM#3 production.
The 3rd Model Russian was made from 1874 - 1879.
How is the barrel marked? Is the front sight forged to the barrel instead of pinned? Does it have a large thumb screw in the top strap to release the cylinder fro the barrel assembly? These are all indicators.
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Yes this is correct , my mistake sorry....
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With all due respect to Reldor, I believe what he has is a Third Model Russian as the ship date is three years prior to NM#3 production.
The 3rd Model Russian was made from 1874 - 1879.
How is the barrel marked? Is the front sight forged to the barrel instead of pinned? Does it have a large thumb screw in the top strap to release the cylinder fro the barrel assembly? These are all indicators.
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No apology required, maybe we just need to start another thread for the Russian models. Good Russian models are getting harder to find.
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That's right. I was reading an article on the NM#3 this morning and noticed a problem with the 1875 ship date, but forgot to get back to the forum. Thanks for pointing that out and I've got a corrected version of the chart below.

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New Model #3
Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... Ltr Pending ..... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips
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That's right. I was reading an article on the NM#3 this morning and noticed a problem with the 1875 ship date, but forgot to get back to the forum. Thanks for pointing that out and I've got a corrected version of the chart below.

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New Model #3
Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips
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Updated Target Model 2100 and 3789, both 38-44

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Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899
3789 ...... I got the barrel 6.5 ", 38-44, Post 1899 single line barrel address, caliber marked, for 1 9/16 length cylinder, don't know where the rest of the gun is.

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
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I didn't read this full thread as I'm usually hanging out on other parts of the Forum, just thought it was time for a picture. Model 3 First American in .44 S&W. Three-digit serial number, oil weep hole is there, no US Army marking. Yes. I know it has the wrong front sight blade. Guess it's pretty valuable. Wish my friend would let me have it, Shoo
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That is a gorgeous six-shooter!
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Thanks Win38-55, Okay don't twist my arm, here's the other side, Shoo
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I love those long barrels. There's something about them that I can't put my finger on.
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Yep, I know what you mean. For me it's hoping I'm never on the wrong end of something like this.... Shoo
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Updated Target Model 2100 and 3789, both 38-44

Here's the updated chart:
New Model #3
Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
26149.......October 1900... 44 Russian reblued,
6.5 " bbl, hard rubber grips, shipped to Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899
3789 ...... I got the barrel 6.5 ", 38-44, Post 1899 single line barrel address, caliber marked, for 1 9/16 length cylinder, don't know where the rest of the gun is.

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips
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Originally posted by Buffalo Nichols:
Updated .44 Frontier

Here's the updated chart:
New Model #3
Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
26149.......October 1900... 44 Russian reblued,
6.5 " bbl, hard rubber grips, shipped to Japan
28501...... August 12, 1896

28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England

31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock

New Model #3 Target
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
3384 ...... May 11, 1899
3789 ...... I got the barrel 6.5 ", 38-44, Post 1899 single line barrel address, caliber marked, for 1 9/16 length cylinder, don't know where the rest of the gun is.

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
52 .......... May 13, 1891
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips[/quote]
>>>11808......Dec 31, 1900... 6" nickel, HR Grips..Monkey Wards, Chicago
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Dean,
Can you verify the serial number? There were only 2072 of these in 44-40 ie. the Frontier Model, seperate serial number group. Yours is well outside the known range. Thanks,
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I finally took the time to read thru these 5 pages and I have to tell you that I can see good points presented here, and the perspective of a newby to No. 3 S&W vs. the experience of years of collecting from people like Mike Priwer. A poor data base is better than none at all, I would have to agree, but why have a poor one when a better one is just as easy to build - Get ALL the data on a gun, not just the serial numer and ship date, and the data becomes much more useable. List all the features and then knowledge is increased many times. The data base then can provide information that will fit different focuses equally well. There are some records, held by a few collectors, that tell when a particular guns was buit. These are the Foreman's Day Book. These guns were built by workers paid by piece rate, working under Foremen who kept records by serial number of each gun as it passed thru their particular work station or function, so the pay rate based on the number of parts or functions a worker performed could be calculated. Only a few of these Day Books are in the CVHM S&W archives. The ones I've examined are held by a few collectors. I have sat down with the factory shipping ledgers and copied down serial numbers & shipping destinations of No. 3s that did not go to M.W. Robinson. Probably 80+% went to them. Someone mentioned Ser. Nos 1 to 5 as being shipped much later - this was because the practice at S&W until end of WW2 was to set aside the first 5 or so of each model for presentation to factory brass or VIPs. Often these guns sat at the factory for extended time periods or were returned to S&W by recipients at a later date and were eventually sold off in regular channels, creating a late shipping date entry in the records. Ser. No. 1 of a commercial model usually went to the factory museum, or the Rotunda display, and No. 2 thru 5 went to a Wesson family member or VIP. Alsolet me add another caliber to the list of No. 3. It is .22LR rimfire. After the 3rd model Single Shot production stopped, harol Wesson sent letters to the top revolver shooters and asked what they would like to see as a design for the new 4th model Single Shot, which eventually came out as the Straight Line. Some replies indicated that a No. 3 Model in .22 Single Shot was desired. American Model Serial No. 22710, in my collection is a .22RF caliber single shot conversion. Roy Jinks says he has seen two of these, including mine, however we have not been able to prove they are protypes made by S&W. My gun is a masterpiece of serious gunsmithing however, equal to any factory product. Guns like this are what makes all this worthwhile! Ed.
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Ed, good points all. I agree. A fellow like me who knows pretty much nothing about the Model 3 series other than what I've read on the web and a few other articles, is probably not the person to put together a chart of data. It would be great if a knowledgeable collector would put together a chart that was accessible by the rest of us.
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Neat project!

Here's some more. -- Jim

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Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
3201 ...... Dec. 29, 1880.
3654 ...... Jan. 2, 1882 ...... 6” barrel.
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
10318 ...... Sept. 18, 1880 ...... British patent model.
10732 ...... Sept. 22, 1880 ...... Cuba
11476 ...... April 4, 1880 ...... appears to be Young factory engraved.
12632 ...... May 22, 1880
12754 ...... Sept. 22, 1880 ...... Cuba
13301 & 13302 ...... April 8, 1878 ...... pair shipped to “F.W. Currier, Ft. Bayard NM”. Anyone recognize the name?
13448 ...... Feb. 18, 1880 ...... records show 5.5” barrel; actual measurement 4.5” appears to be original.
15763 ...... Sept. 29, 1882
15776 ...... Sept. 29, 1882 ...... to Mexico
16071 ...... Feb. 28, 1883
16172 ...... Mar. 1, 1884
17871 ...... Oct. 7, 1886 ...... 5” barrel, nickel.
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
19321 ...... Sept. 4, 1886
19527 ...... June 5, 1883
19647 ...... Aug. 25, 1886 ...... period non-factory inscribed “Wm. Sweeney from W.F.C.”
20568 ...... June 27, 1892 ...... probably non-factory numerals on backstrap
20740 ...... Dec. 17, 1892 to W.E. Petty, champion shooter, NYPD firearms instructor.
21071 ...... June 26, 1893 ...... probably non-factory inscribed “J. Baxter Gardner” ...... anyone recognize name?
22958 ...... Dec. 29, 1894 ...... Japns.
23708 ...... Mar. 4, 1887 ...... 4 inch barrel.
23378 ...... Jan. 31, 1888 ...... w/ shoulder stock.
23985 ...... Oct. 14, 1886 ...... 5” barrel.
24093 ...... May 22, 1891 ...... special order ...... found w/ 4” barrel, not confirmed or denied by factory records.
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
24989 ...... July 20, 1891 ...... 5” barrel, shipped to target shooter W.F. Sheard.
25909 ...... June 27, 1890 ...... 6” barrel, US Govt.
26136 ...... Jan. 28, 1890
26149.......October 1900... 44 Russian reblued,
6.5 " bbl, hard rubber grips, shipped to Japan
26183 ...... Mar. 15, 1890 ...... after-factory French distributor marked.
26196 ...... June 27, 1890 ...... US Govt.
26877 ...... Oct. 4, 1890
27362 ...... Oct. 23, 1894 ...... Rev. Ctr. Svc.
27854 ...... Jan. 24, 1893
27917 ...... Nov. 11, 1893 ...... blue, target sights, Young engraved w/ panel scene, shipped to target champion Oscar Olson.
28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England
28094 ...... Sept. 7, 1896 ...... .45 caliber to W.E. Petty (see s/n 20740)
28501...... August 12, 1896
30503 ...... May 12, 1904 ......
31303 ...... Oct. 28, 1896 ...... Jap.
31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
33831 ...... Oct. 12, 1901 ...... .455 Mk. II caliber, 7.5” barrel
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35305 ...... July 25, 1907 ...... 8”, target sights, blue, to “John Austen” (anyone recognize name?). Found w/ a peep sight blade in rear sight.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock
35614 ...... Oct. 29, 1907
35634 ...... Sept. 28, 1908 to Montana Jack.
35649 ...... July 29, 1908
35796 ...... June 1, 1908 ...... The last NM#3 manufactured.


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508 ...... Dec. 19, 1891 ...... .32-44, w/ a spare barrel & cylinder in .44 numbered to the gun but not mentioned in factory records.
686 ...... Oct. 9, 1889
1230 ...... May 15, 1889 ...... .38-44
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
2481 ...... July 23, 1896 ...... .32-44. Non-factory inscribed “PRESENTED TO HENRY C. THWING” (anyone recognize the name?)
2956 ...... Sept. 17, 1898
3125 ...... Feb. 27, 1897 ...... undocumented attribution to target champion Gus Peret.
3384 ...... May 11, 1899
3433 ...... May 24, 1900
3533 ...... Sept. 6, 1900 ...... nickel, 4” barrel, Oscar Young factory engraved No. 2 style, factory pearl grips, shipped to Eben C. Sodentown (anyone recognize the name?)
3658 ...... April 4, 1901 ...... .38-44
3730 ...... May 25, 1901 ...... .38-44 w/ matching numbered spare barrel & cylinder in .44 cal.
3789 ...... I got the barrel 6.5 ", 38-44, Post 1899 single line barrel address, caliber marked, for 1 9/16 length cylinder, don't know where the rest of the gun is.

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
3 ...... Jan. 28, 1887
52 .......... May 13, 1891
691 ...... April 12, 1893 ...... 4” barrel.
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips[/quote]

11808......Dec 31, 1900... 6" nickel, HR Grips..Monkey Wards, Chicago - Comment: any chance this is a Frontier DA rather than NM#3?

TURKISH MODEL

702 ...... Dec. 20, 1880


REVOLVING RIFLES

516 ...... April 14-1884 ...... Factory engraved w/ rosewood stock & forend.
651 ...... April 19, 1890 ...... to J.C. Flack (anyone recognize the name?)
812 ...... Oct. 28, 1883

38 WINCHESTER MODEL
18 ...... Oct. 2, 1903 ...... 5” barrel.
34 ...... June 17, 1903
37 ...... Dec. 20, 1902
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Excellent Jim! That chart is getting more interesting all the time.
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Neat project!

Here's some more. -- Jim

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Serial #...Shipped............ Caliber & Type
2773 ...... Sept. 1, 1879
3201 ...... Dec. 29, 1880.
3654 ...... Jan. 2, 1882 ...... 6” barrel.
6561 ...... Aug. 9, 1881 .... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl, smooth wood grips
6740 ...... March 7, 1882
6763 ...... March 15, 1882
8823 ...... March 9, 1880 ... 44 Russian, 6" barrel, nickel
10318 ...... Sept. 18, 1880 ...... British patent model.
10732 ...... Sept. 22, 1880 ...... Cuba
11476 ...... April 4, 1880 ...... appears to be Young factory engraved.
12632 ...... May 22, 1880
12754 ...... Sept. 22, 1880 ...... Cuba
13301 & 13302 ...... April 8, 1878 ...... pair shipped to “F.W. Currier, Ft. Bayard NM”. Anyone recognize the name?
13448 ...... Feb. 18, 1880 ...... records show 5.5” barrel; actual measurement 4.5” appears to be original.
15763 ...... Sept. 29, 1882
15776 ...... Sept. 29, 1882 ...... to Mexico
16071 ...... Feb. 28, 1883
16172 ...... Mar. 1, 1884
17871 ...... Oct. 7, 1886 ...... 5” barrel, nickel.
18099...... Nov. 11, 1883
19321 ...... Sept. 4, 1886
19527 ...... June 5, 1883
19647 ...... Aug. 25, 1886 ...... period non-factory inscribed “Wm. Sweeney from W.F.C.”
20568 ...... June 27, 1892 ...... probably non-factory numerals on backstrap
20740 ...... Dec. 17, 1892 to W.E. Petty, champion shooter, NYPD firearms instructor.
21071 ...... June 26, 1893 ...... probably non-factory inscribed “J. Baxter Gardner” ...... anyone recognize name?
22958 ...... Dec. 29, 1894 ...... Japns.
23708 ...... Mar. 4, 1887 ...... 4 inch barrel.
23378 ...... Jan. 31, 1888 ...... w/ shoulder stock.
23985 ...... Oct. 14, 1886 ...... 5” barrel.
24093 ...... May 22, 1891 ...... special order ...... found w/ 4” barrel, not confirmed or denied by factory records.
24672...... Aug. 11, 1904 ... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5"bbl, checkered wood grips, Japan
24989 ...... July 20, 1891 ...... 5” barrel, shipped to target shooter W.F. Sheard.
25909 ...... June 27, 1890 ...... 6” barrel, US Govt.
26136 ...... Jan. 28, 1890
26149.......October 1900... 44 Russian reblued,
6.5 " bbl, hard rubber grips, shipped to Japan
26183 ...... Mar. 15, 1890 ...... after-factory French distributor marked.
26196 ...... June 27, 1890 ...... US Govt.
26877 ...... Oct. 4, 1890
27362 ...... Oct. 23, 1894 ...... Rev. Ctr. Svc.
27854 ...... Jan. 24, 1893
27917 ...... Nov. 11, 1893 ...... blue, target sights, Young engraved w/ panel scene, shipped to target champion Oscar Olson.
28035...... Sept. 4, 1893 ... 45 Schofield, blued 6.5" bbl, hard rubber grips, target sights, England
28094 ...... Sept. 7, 1896 ...... .45 caliber to W.E. Petty (see s/n 20740)
28501...... August 12, 1896
30503 ...... May 12, 1904 ......
31303 ...... Oct. 28, 1896 ...... Jap.
31779...... Aug. 7, 1899
33831 ...... Oct. 12, 1901 ...... .455 Mk. II caliber, 7.5” barrel
34040...... May 24, 1904 .....44 Russian, 6.5" bbl, target sights, blue
35102...... Dec. 28, 1915 ... 44 Russian, 5"Bbl, TgtSites, Non-rebounding Hmr, Nickel.
35305 ...... July 25, 1907 ...... 8”, target sights, blue, to “John Austen” (anyone recognize name?). Found w/ a peep sight blade in rear sight.
35602.......Ltr pending ...... 44 Russian, blued, 6.5" bbl. target sights, cut for shoulder stock
35614 ...... Oct. 29, 1907
35634 ...... Sept. 28, 1908 to Montana Jack.
35649 ...... July 29, 1908
35796 ...... June 1, 1908 ...... The last NM#3 manufactured.


New Model #3 Target
508 ...... Dec. 19, 1891 ...... .32-44, w/ a spare barrel & cylinder in .44 numbered to the gun but not mentioned in factory records.
686 ...... Oct. 9, 1889
1230 ...... May 15, 1889 ...... .38-44
2001 ...... Mar. 30, 1893
2100 ...... May 1, 1894, St Louis, Mo.... 38-44
2481 ...... July 23, 1896 ...... .32-44. Non-factory inscribed “PRESENTED TO HENRY C. THWING” (anyone recognize the name?)
2956 ...... Sept. 17, 1898
3125 ...... Feb. 27, 1897 ...... undocumented attribution to target champion Gus Peret.
3384 ...... May 11, 1899
3433 ...... May 24, 1900
3533 ...... Sept. 6, 1900 ...... nickel, 4” barrel, Oscar Young factory engraved No. 2 style, factory pearl grips, shipped to Eben C. Sodentown (anyone recognize the name?)
3658 ...... April 4, 1901 ...... .38-44
3730 ...... May 25, 1901 ...... .38-44 w/ matching numbered spare barrel & cylinder in .44 cal.
3789 ...... I got the barrel 6.5 ", 38-44, Post 1899 single line barrel address, caliber marked, for 1 9/16 length cylinder, don't know where the rest of the gun is.

New Model #3 Frontier 44/40
3 ...... Jan. 28, 1887
52 .......... May 13, 1891
691 ...... April 12, 1893 ...... 4” barrel.
981 ........ Dec 11, 1893 .... 5"bbl, blued, hard rubber grips
<STRIKE>11808......Dec 31, 1900... 6" nickel, HR Grips..Monkey Wards, Chicago </STRIKE> - Comment: any chance this is a Frontier DA rather than NM#3? OOPS! Sorry.....

TURKISH MODEL

702 ...... Dec. 20, 1880


REVOLVING RIFLES

516 ...... April 14-1884 ...... Factory engraved w/ rosewood stock & forend.
651 ...... April 19, 1890 ...... to J.C. Flack (anyone recognize the name?)
812 ...... Oct. 28, 1883

38 WINCHESTER MODEL
18 ...... Oct. 2, 1903 ...... 5” barrel.
34 ...... June 17, 1903
37 ...... Dec. 20, 1902[/QUOTE]
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I am not a "knowledgeable collector" so much as an intereted hobbiest. That said I will happy to organize and share any data anyone choose to provide for this list. And I look forward to visiting will all of you that come to Tulsa.
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So this info won't fall off the end of the world, I've posted a link to it in the FAQ file -- you can find it there quicker if you're looking for it. -- Jim
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Understanding that this is an older thread, 2007 by the look of it, is there a chance anyone could place the manufacturing/shipping date of NM3, wood grips, no s&w stamp on the right side of frame, full length barrel, Serial 26513?
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Understanding that this is an older thread, 2007 by the look of it, is there a chance anyone could place the manufacturing/shipping date of NM3, wood grips, no s&w stamp on the right side of frame, full length barrel, Serial 26513?
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You should really start your own thread when asking for information on your collection. Many people will not read a 11 year old thread.

Your revolver would have shipped most likely in 1890.
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Welcome to the forum,no expert here but between my knowing next to nothing and Gary ( glowe) knowing a lot our average is pretty good overall .Hope you hang around and do a lot of posting especialy if you have more S&Ws for us to look at .
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When you post your new thread, please post many photographs of your NM #3 photographed in natural lighting. I'm not convinced one way or another, from these photographs alone, that your revolver contains the original finish or if it isn't an old reblue.
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Thank you for the advice! I came to the same conclusion last night about starting a new thread, so I wrote one up and am currently just waiting on a moderator to approve it. I’ve attached additional photos to that post as well.
As for natural lighting, all I’ve had available to me so far was the store’s lighting, but I will get better photos once I bring the gun home!
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You shouldn't have to wait for moderator approval. It should post immediately.
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2962.....March 29, 1875 .. .44Russian 6.5"barrel, blue , smooth walnut grips.
Deliverd to Russian Gov., St.Petersburg.


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The "New" Model 3 wasn't released by S&W until 1878. Are you certain it was a NEW Model 3 ? Possibly you have the year, incorrect ? Sal Raimondi, Sr.
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