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Old 08-10-2017, 06:29 PM
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The damage shown in the seller's pics is MUCH less serious than it appears in the photos. Very smooth action and 100% functional in perfect time.

The surprise is pictured below. I don't suppose that there is any chance it is original???

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:31 PM
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the box is to new for the vintage of your gun
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:56 PM
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It is a factory box but not from the 1930s. S & W would use these for repair returns, or guns shipping with Presentation cases to keep the liners from breaking from the weight of the gun.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:22 PM
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That's a nice pre war example.

Is there a star on the butt after the serial # or rework date on the grip frame under the left side stock?

The box cutter blade cut on the top of the box is so very common and caused by whoever unpacked it from the shipment box.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:37 PM
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That's a nice pre war example.

Is there a star on the butt after the serial # or rework date on the grip frame under the left side stock?

The box cutter blade cut on the top of the box is so very common and caused by whoever unpacked it from the shipment box.
Jim,
No rework "star" or repair date. The serial number is 62124 making it circa 1940.

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You gonna shoot Buffalo Bore ammo in that? They have a load that should be the best factory ammo ever for that gun.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:58 PM
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You gonna shoot Buffalo Bore ammo in that? They have a load that should be the best factory ammo ever for that gun.
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I list several quite close to that SN which shipped in 8/40.
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That's what is fun about the auctions. Sometimes they work out well. My experience has been much better than casino odds. I have won a few times like that. Keeps me motivated. Congrats.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:51 PM
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How 'bout a tight shot of that top strap damage?
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:14 AM
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I would still like to know what on earth happened to this old warrior. Is it an interesting story, or just a tale of neglect or carelessness.

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If the top strap isn't bent, that gash could be tig welded by someone who is familiar with welding on firearms. The gash actually gives the gun some character though. You could just leave it as is and make up a good story about how it got there.

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