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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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Several members gave me a lot of help and information regarding the Triple Lock last week before I had figured out how to post pictures. Now that I know how to do it, here's a picture of my gun SN 2XXX. Probably early first year production, but not sold until 1913. It does have the good five inch barrel and is all original. I got a letter from Roy in 1979 and have shot the gun many times.
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Several members gave me a lot of help and information regarding the Triple Lock last week before I had figured out how to post pictures. Now that I know how to do it, here's a picture of my gun SN 2XXX. Probably early first year production, but not sold until 1913. It does have the good five inch barrel and is all original. I got a letter from Roy in 1979 and have shot the gun many times.
Good ole' TL, nothing better! They weren't produced in s/n order either, but I agree, definitely produced before 1913 with those medallion-less stocks. The use of the recessed gold plated brass medallions began in 1910.
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That is one nice gun
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Congratulations. I think anyone would be proud to have that in their collection.
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That gun has it.
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It has certainly faired better than old 8221.
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But it still shoots like a champ
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This is a picture of the gun with the letter. It shipped to Joseph J. Hughes in 1913. The family said he was a sheriff in a south-central Georgia county for some time, but I don't know which one. At least I didn't get a shipped-to-a-hardware-store letter with it. The gun is very photogenic for some reason. It cost me $250, and that was a whole lot of money back then. It came to me through a friend of a friend of the family. I was a Dean at the college that year so I guess people thought I had the money. . .it was still a scrape for me to find it and I don't think I told my wife.
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Looks good to me...would be nice to compare with my 455 T/L.
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Wow. I can't believe this 3 year old thread is back. Think it was one of my first on this Forum.
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My 44 triple lock with 5" barrel and a 18xx serial number was most certainly made in 1908 but not shipped until 1913. One explanation for this was that the 6-1/2" barrel was very popular and the 4" and 5" didn't sell well initially. Gary Lynn
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If you could get these old revolvers to sit down with you and give them a few shots of good bourbon, imagine the stories they could tell!!
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Can you show me in pictures the Triple Locks? Please
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Here is 1219. 5" barrel, shipped 1910.
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TRIPLE-LOCKS--POST YOURS!
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Wow! Eleven new likes on a three and one half year old thread. This must have been one of my first threads on the Forum. . .if not the first.
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In the following thread, Lee has posted really good pictures of the TL in a .455 TL:

The Young LT's Triple Lock .455
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It got a nice pair of grips shortly after I posted it over three years ago. Of course, the original grips are still with the gun. . .just not on it. I paid as much for the grips as I did for the gun almost 40 years ago.
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Bob,

Here is the TL 3rd lock itself:





Notice the front end of the shroud:



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Thought that looked familiar.

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Yours are the best photos of all the lock parts on the forum!

And that's a great holster and TL.
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Thanks Jim.

I think the revolver holster combination looks better with the gun in the holster. Hah!

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This is the link to the pic's of my refinished 5inch triple lock...I'm sending for the letter in hopes it was Smith and Wesson that did the job...it's got many flaws but it's mine and I love it... thanks for your help on this beautiful weapon
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This is the link to the pic's of my refinished 5inch triple lock...I'm sending for the letter in hopes it was Smith and Wesson that did the job...it's got many flaws but it's mine and I love it... thanks for your help on this beautiful weapon

S&W likely did the plating and may have replaced the yoke as indicated by the stars stamped on the yoke and frame. It looks like the work was done on January 25, 1963. I don't know who bobbed the hammer, though. Maybe it was done before the gun went to S&W.
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good show! who do i contact to post a photo?
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You don't have to contact anyone. There are several ways to post a picture. Tutorials are in the Forum Office subforum.
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