Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-07-2017, 11:33 PM
tgwheeler tgwheeler is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 8
Likes: 3
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default My Boat Gun

I have a 5 screw, 5 in, S# 326752 S&W Hand Ejector (38 sp) that I use on Cotton mouth snakes & alligators when they try to join me in the boat. I do a lot of fishing in the marsh and swamp.

I don't have a way to photograph the gun, but I would like to know its date of birth.

Thanks much.

TOM
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #2  
Old 10-08-2017, 12:58 AM
KEN L's Avatar
KEN L KEN L is offline
SWCA Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: N GA
Posts: 3,231
Likes: 152
Liked 2,241 Times in 935 Posts
Default

Most likely shipped Mar/Apr time frame 1920.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 10-08-2017, 06:58 AM
bananaman's Avatar
bananaman bananaman is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 5,331
Likes: 3,035
Liked 3,122 Times in 1,614 Posts
Default

Welcome to the FORUM! You will need to address that picture thing! We love to see them. Bob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-08-2017, 08:45 AM
deyomatic deyomatic is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 511
Likes: 710
Liked 308 Times in 156 Posts
Default

I would not have thought a 38 Special would be a good choice for alligators. How well does it work?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-08-2017, 11:24 AM
Mike, SC Hunter Mike, SC Hunter is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In The Woods Of S.C.
Posts: 3,126
Likes: 2,169
Liked 2,779 Times in 1,110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deyomatic View Post
I would not have thought a 38 Special would be a good choice for alligators. How well does it work?
You easily kill a gator with a .22LR if you shoot him at the "knot" behind the eye............
__________________
S&W Accumulator
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-08-2017, 11:32 AM
tgwheeler tgwheeler is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 8
Likes: 3
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default hit the spot

A 22lr will do it if you hit the spot behind the head -- A 45 acp will NOT if you miss that soft spot. Same goes for the wild pigs.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 10-08-2017, 11:42 AM
DocB's Avatar
DocB DocB is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 2,008
Likes: 3,852
Liked 4,557 Times in 1,124 Posts
Default

Everybody needs a car or boat gun. This one from 1948 works for me in the car. We do have a lot of rattlesnakes around here in the Summer.
Attached Thumbnails
My Boat Gun-car-gun-1948-pre-m10-38-jpg  
__________________
Dr. B
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 10-08-2017, 03:36 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,618
Likes: 14,280
Liked 8,759 Times in 4,351 Posts
Default

The brain in a javelina is farther back in the skull than you may think. I know someone who discovered that when he had to finish off one recently.

The brain is more back between the ears than he thought. But 9mm JHP bullets will kill it, if well placed.
I think he used Federal's 124 grain HST load.

I don't know if this shot placement holds for bigger wild pigs.

Alligators have a large dorsal scale behind the eyes. It'll look different than adjoining scales. I've read that this big scale is where to hit them if you're above.

A couple of South African anglers couldn't pierce the hide on a big croc attacking a companion, so one stabbed it in the eye. This was successful; the croc left, probably in agony. I suspect that an alligator or caiman attack could be similarly dealt with, if you have only a knife.

The OP's .38 was made just about when S&W started heat treating cylinders. I'd carry a later gun, preferably in stainless, and with Plus P ammo, or go to a .357.

Last edited by Texas Star; 10-08-2017 at 03:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-08-2017, 06:06 PM
snuffy51's Avatar
snuffy51 snuffy51 is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Tennessee 38017
Posts: 1,564
Likes: 2,646
Liked 1,783 Times in 695 Posts
Default

S&W started heat treating cylinders at serial 316648 in September 1919. I have serial #315083 made just before heat treatment. I just shoot standard pressure / 158 gr. LRN bullets in mine, mostly AE38B. Shoots very well. Don't have original stocks. Yours' #326752 should be heat treated.
Attached Thumbnails
My Boat Gun-full-jpg  
__________________
"Only guns that spin" K.I.S.S.

Last edited by snuffy51; 10-08-2017 at 06:23 PM. Reason: add picture
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 10-09-2017, 10:48 AM
tgwheeler tgwheeler is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 8
Likes: 3
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default thanks, TOM

I've put about 360 rounds thru it of WIN 130 gr. and some HP.
I only paid $110 for it and it looks like it has been sand blasted; therefore my first shots were at a distance and the gun was inside a cinder block. It works very well and that's all I ask.

There are no S&W logos on it. See Smith & Wesson Model 10 - Wikipedia
The top photo is what mine looks like.

Last edited by tgwheeler; 10-09-2017 at 11:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-09-2017, 10:56 AM
S&W ucla S&W ucla is offline
SWCA Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: upper corner lower alabam
Posts: 1,329
Likes: 0
Liked 1,865 Times in 630 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tgwheeler View Post
... I use on Cotton mouth snakes & alligators when they try to join me in the boat
CHOOT'EM......CHOOT'EM.......CHOOT'EM!!
Welcome to the forum!
__________________
PTLAPTA!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-16-2017, 10:33 AM
skilled skilled is offline
Member
My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun My Boat Gun  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 173
Likes: 269
Liked 415 Times in 84 Posts
Default

Funny thing about gators when you shoot em... You would think they would float, but the sink like a boat anchor!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got Boat.......? Nevada Ed The Lounge 26 07-19-2015 09:22 PM
Need a boat!!! CaptPete The Lounge 15 06-27-2013 09:41 AM
My Boat Came In. charlie sherrill The Lounge 18 10-23-2012 02:27 PM
Somebody get me of off of this boat. DeathGrip The Lounge 16 04-23-2010 08:27 PM
Caj's New Boat Forester The Lounge 3 03-31-2010 11:29 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)