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Old 08-21-2017, 09:40 PM
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I'm trying to help a friend identify a 22 LR snub nose, adjustable sights and 4 digit serial #. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2017, 09:43 PM
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Don't know but it might be a Model 0f 1953 .22/32 kit gun "pre-Model 34".

Serial number seems to fit a very early one first made in 1953.

This is what I got from the 3rd edition SCS&W.

flat latch, diamond on the grip, adjustable rear sight

That one looks to be a five screw and the kit gun was a three or four -so like I said....,

don't know

edit: I just read this kit gun did not have the trigger guard screw so your's might be a four screw if no trigger guard screw.

built on the improved I frame.

Nice looking snubby.
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Mike has the ID correct, an early 1950s Kit Gun, made from 1953-'55.

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Old 08-22-2017, 04:59 AM
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Thank You Gentlemen, I was thinking early 50's.
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Mike has it pretty well pegged, although the confusion in the SCSW started to do him in. That's been corrected in the 4th Ed. beginning on page 144.

The Improved I frame has 5 screws and preceded the Models of 1953.
And there were no Kit Guns built on the Improved I frame; they jumped from the Post war Transitional I frame right to the NEW I frame of 1953 (larger trig guard and 1/8" longer rd butt grip, also a new sq butt.)

The gun above is a Model of 1953 .22/32 Kit Gun which is built on the NEW I frame of '53 with 4 screws, later 3 screws. Became the Model 34 in June of 1957.

With the Model of 1953, they began their own serial range and no longer shared the 32 I frame serial #s. So the 4 digit # makes it an early example shipped ~ mid 1954.

And it's a superb example, the 2" variety making it especially collectible. With box, tools, and paperwork in that condition selling at auction in the $1000 ball park.

I hope your friend enjoys shooting it and lets you as well. They're very accurate even with the short barrel.
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I Lucked out and was able to add this to m collection.
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Looking forward to a range day.
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The previous owner took very good care.
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She has an incredibly smooth single action trigger.
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