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Old 08-05-2017, 05:46 PM
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am looking for info on my grandfather's 38 . silver finish with ivory looking handles, I believe model # is 98825, found inside after flipping out cylinder. Serial # on butt end of handle is 452318. Any info appreciated.

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Welcome.I think that we need more info about your nickel plated revolver..Check out the ID sticky above.
ps:A photo would be the biggest help.
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Welcome to the Forum. As stated above, we need a photo or details, including what is asked in the link: To IDENTIFY your Gun >

I guess the finish could be special order silver-plate, but more likely a nickel plate finish. The stocks might be ivory, but maybe an imitation ivory or mother-of-pearl. The numbers you gave are the serial number found on the butt of the gun, not a model number.

Provide a couple of photos and it will make it much easier to ID your grandfather's revolver.
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Ok here are some photos, sorry for quality had to use phone.

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Ok here are some photos, sorry for quality had to use phone.

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Most the pics are of a 5" pre war M&P but one pic is a post war 4" barrel. Nickel looks original and mother of pearl grips look in nice shape.

Be careful, those grips are fragile.
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The correct model name is a .38 Military & Police Hand Ejector Model of 1905, 4th change. It was probably made & shipped in 1923. The mother of pearl stocks are not original to the gun and were added aftermarket. How did the odd photo of a later 4 in barrel get posted with the photos of the gun ? Ed.
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Welcome to the forum.

As others have stated, you have 2 different revolvers in your photos. One having the large extractor rod knob and one with the small extractor rod tip that is the same diameter as the rod itself. There was a third version that was smaller than the large knob but slightly larger than the one in your photo. Just slightly larger than the diameter of the rod.

IIRC, the large knob disappeared in the late 20's and the medium was around into at least the 40's according to my information. Not sure exactly when the third size came into being but I am sure someone will be along with that information.

The serial number is the one on the butt. 452318. The other numbers are factory assembly numbers and were placed to keep parts that were fitted to each other together after the gun was disassembled for the application of a final finish. In your case nickel.

Being a family gun, if you are keeping it, you may wish to spend the $75 for a history letter to see if it shipped to anyone or place with significance. Many times it will only say it went to Joe's Hardware in Podunk, ID but once in a while it comes back with very cool information. Either way, if staying in the family, a history letter merely adds to the story.

If your grandfather is still alive you should ask him for the history so it can be written down and kept with the gun. If you are selling the gun(s), disregard the above.
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Nice looking M&P's you got there!
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