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Smith 5 screw 357 magnum serial s117xxx think 6" barrel.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:45 PM
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History? Value? Model?
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To IDENTIFY your Gun >

To identify your gun, please give the above information.
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Your revolver was produced about 1954. At the time, its model name was simply The S&W .357 Magnum. In 1958 this model would be designated the Model 27, so collectors sometimes refer to your gun casually as a Pre-27. This configuration incorporates several design changes that were introduced in 1950, so the Pre-27 designation would not be valid before that year.

The lack of original stocks reduces its value for collectors, but if it hasn't been refinished it might still bring between $700 and $900 depending on local supply and demand. Prices are simply higher in some states than others.
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That certainly looks like a 6" barrel. A very fine revolver, at the time it was considered the top of the S&W line. It's an N-Frame, if you didn't know.
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Thank you.. just what I needed to know... Would you recommend I try to find some n frame grips?
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The original grips would have been Magnas with a diamond around the screw head.
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It would at least be interesting to see some close-up pictures of the hammer, and to learn what, if anything, might be written (stamped) on either side---and if anything is written on the bottom of the spur.

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Don't see any markings
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Okay---I reckon it's more interesting from afar; but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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A very nice looking .357 Magnum. I agree with David that 1954 is a likely production date.

Here's a photo of the stock style you are looking for. These came on a .357 Magnum from 1952.

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