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Old 01-05-2016, 12:37 PM
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Looking for ball park value, and mfg date, and any other info, for the following. (no picture available.)
S&W Model 1926 44 Special. 5-1/2" barrel
Nickel plated (nice condition).Pearl grips.
Stamped Wolf and Klar, serial number 33605
Have not fired it, but it seams to be in very good shape.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:40 PM
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I can't comment on value, but the closest SN I have listed is 337xx which shipped in 4/1930.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:17 PM
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32846 shipped in March, 1929.
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Stamped Wolf & Klar? Don't think I've seen that before; usually takes a S&W letter to confirm original shipment. Would love to see a picture of the W&K stamp. . . .the whole gun too of course.

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Old 01-05-2016, 02:32 PM
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Like others, I've never seen one stamped Wolk and Klar. The one I recently picked up has Pearl grips with the Roman numerals that W&K would carve inside of them. But a nice 1926 3rd Model could easily fetch $1500.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:00 PM
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The originality or lack there of, with regards to the finish would figure highly in any consideration of price.
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Sorry to mis lead you.Finally got my friend to get the gun from safety deposit box, so I could see it.Does NOT have Wolf and Klar STAMPED on it. It is a 4" barrel, not 5-1/2 like he said. Really looks like it just came from the factory! I don't know how to post pics, but will text to anyone who provides #'
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:07 AM
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The 4" barrel would be unusual and add value. I can't really estimate but in good shape it would be pricey.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:19 AM
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:25 AM
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Looks to be a renickel. Grips $400 plus gun $700.


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Old 01-11-2016, 12:57 AM
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I believe the Pearl grips are actual Wolf & Klar grips. that eagle style is shown in Wolf & Klar catalogs. 1st set I have seen Way Cool and if the grips were mine you couldn't buy them for $1000 just for the grips.

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Old 01-11-2016, 11:35 AM
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Has the trigger and hammer been nickel plated?

The first picture looks like it may the original case hardened finish. The subsequent pictures make it look as though they may have been plated.
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I don't think it is replated. Everything looks original.
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There are some indicators this is not a factory nickel gun. The first are the plated hammer and trigger (this did not happen at the factory). Another would be the plated ejector plate (if it is, I can't see it in the pics but I'm betting).
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I don't think it is replated. Everything looks original.
Sorry, but it is refinished. It appears to be a rather good job in most ways.
Still a neat old gun.
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass, Jack! Too bad about the refinish. But, those grips are worth more than the gun.
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