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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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Old 01-30-2014, 07:54 PM
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Went to visit an old friend today and after a cup of coffee and a nice chat, he ( and his wife) asked me if I could help them by getting rid of an old revolver and some ammo that had been lying around the house since the mid 60s. Since I'm a really helpful guy, I couldn't refuse this arduous task, and was given an old Smith and Wesson .38 spl and a really old pack of .38 spl ammo. A friend of his had gotten it from an American sailor in 1964 and sold it to my friend to finance a night on the town a couple of years later. He'd fired a few shots with it, but preferred rifle shooting so it had been stashed away and never used after that. I took it home and had a look in the "Standard catalogue of Smith and Wesson" and from the serial number V5642XX it seems to be produced some times between 1942 and 1945. Sadly the lanyard ring is missing, but apart from that it's in decent shape and are capable of good groupings. It has an engraving on the top that says "US Property GHD" Is it possible to find out exact which year it's from and what it'll be worth? Here's a few pictures to show the condition.
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Hmmmm . . . stamped "U.S. Property" huh? It is obviously "stolen goods" from the U.S. Government . . . all of which I helped pay for with my tax dollar. Please box it up and return it to me and we shall speak of this no more. :-)

Can't help you out much but is sure is a nice looking Smith - you are a lucky man! Enjoy it and let us know how it shoots!
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Hmmmm . . . stamped "U.S. Property" huh? It is obviously "stolen goods" from the U.S. Government . . . all of which I helped pay for with my tax dollar. Please box it up and return it to me and we shall speak of this no more. :-)

Can't help you out much but is sure is a nice looking Smith - you are a lucky man! Enjoy it and let us know how it shoots!
When you put it like this, I wouldn't dream of keeping it. I'll send it to you by putting it in a bottle together with your address. Just take a stroll by the beach a couple of months from now and it'll be there. But, come to think of it, unless you're a lot older than me,(I'm 63) I doubt your tax dollars have been used for that gun, so I guess I'd rather send it to my cousin in Spokane.
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Hi, I'm your long lost cousin in Spokane. Can't wait for the mail. Great find and again, just enjoy it. Nothing like a Smith Revolver.
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