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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Attached are some pics of a my Pre-27, pre-28 and an Aircrewman. The aircrewman was from a retired Col. who used to carry it on his hip uintil he was well into his 80's. It stayed in a small holster for most of its life and the finish is thin on the exposed areas of the frame. The gun looks unfired internally, it is all matching as well and lettered as an AF gun.


My Dad bought the pre-27 new in the mid 1950's. It has a little rust around the front sight base and could use some cleaning other than Hoppes and oil. I'd like to not ruin it. Is there some sort of light polish that would clean some of the flecks without taking the glow off of the remaining high polish areas? My Dad carried it or used it for bullseye pistol for many years, it was his favorite gun. My Dad actually stashed the original s/n matched grips in a spare parts box, they are sitting in from of the gun. I was thinking of requesting a letter on this gun just because. It has never left the family, but I was thinking it would be a nice addition.

If anyone has S-160382 we might need to talk, that is the s/n inside the grips on the gun.


The pre-28 was a pawn shop find. It had ulgy hogue grips and some abuse from someone whipping the cylinder opened or smacking the **** out of the ejector rod. I got everything aligned and cleaned up. I had a old set of grips to put on it so off came the Hogue. Best of all, when I took it to the range my fire 25yd timed fire string was a smoking 100-8x, backed up with a 97-6x and a 98-7x. I think this will be the gun I shoot Distinguished revolver matches with from now on.
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That's a nice trio! Congratulations.
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Thanks for posting them!
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could use some cleaning other than Hoppes and oil. I'd like to not ruin it. Is there some sort of light polish that would clean some of the flecks without taking the glow off of the remaining high polish areas?
Nice guns!

To remove light rust specks, use some gun oil (or Kroil) and lightly rub with 0000 steel wool (or brass wool if you can find it). This will not harm the finish if you go easy on it.

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nice guns you have there
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I'd be proud to own those three. I like'em.

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Man, I love that Aircrewman. Congrats on owning a gun the likes of which many of us will never see. Thanks for posting.
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