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"I say everyone that has one should post pictures " from Old TexMex in another thread. I searched back and didn't see a recent Triple-Lock Love thread so let's start one! Add yours,

Here's one of my favorites
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Would you pleased include photos of the rear sights as well?
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My triple lock 44 special serial 6135 shipped January 15, 1916 to Janney/Simple/Hill
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My #902 "shipped from our factory on July 23, 1908 and delivered to Harry Chase, address unknown".

The fellow I bought it from several years ago thought Harry Chase (the photographer that accompanied Lowell Thomas when he interviewed Lawrence of Arabia for the story that made him famous) might have been the orignal owner of this revolver. That Harry Chase was born in 1883 making him 25 when this revolver was delivered. I have not had any more luck fleshing out that story.

Pics shows correctly numbered rear sight. I have to remove the lanyared ring to shoot it with the Sanderson target grips. The target was shot at 25 yards from a rest (the revolver covers one flyer~~).










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Would you pleased include photos of the rear sights as well?
This is the only TL sight pic I have. All I have seen (other than King,custom, etc) have one hole to attach to frame and one hole for elevation. Windage has a screw on each side and the blade is thinner than on later guns. As shown in pic, elevation screw fits into dome on bottom of sight and pushes it up or lowers it. Hope this helps.

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Here's my 2: a 6.5" original finish, all matching including grips, and a 5" original finish, all matching except grips... both in 44 S&W Special. And, of course, my son has the factory 4" version.

SN 105xx, shipped 11/11/1917 to Schoverling, Daly & Gale, NYC
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SM 92xx, shipped on 7/1/1914 to Phillippi-Wishart Co. Memphis. This was a 30th anniversary gift from my wife.
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Here's my only TL. It's a little long. :-) 7.5" Target with fine checkered trigger. It probably shipped with deep dish gold medallion stocks but I have a set of those and a set of early concave non-medallions set aside for it just in case.
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Here’s mine, shipped in 1912




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Threads like these are simply amazing. I sure enjoy looking at and reading about guns like these. With all the turmoil in the world it’s nice to kick back and enjoy these classics from another time—all still as functional and as beautiful as if they were built yesterday.
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I thought I had a keeper based on looks alone






But as we all know (or should know) looks can deceive

So today I put her through her paces:







I am sure that all here will understand why it is that I have found a new love
(Don't tell my pre-27)
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Here is my Triple Lock #32xx
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.455 converted to .45 Colt. Non-government owned gun that went to England. Except for the cylinder shaving its unmolested and not too bad to be over 100 years old.

The hideous "Wondersight" is now gone.





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I have two. Both are shooters though one has much more "patina" than the other. I shoot and enjoy both of them. Both targets are D/A from about 30 feet.
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7 1/2 Nickel Triple Lock One of 12 made in 1906 as protypes. this one was given to Dr. I. R. Calkins to test he was one of the top shooters in the east coast. This one also had a extra 44 Russian cly.
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.455 converted to .45 Colt. Non-government owned gun that went to England. Except for the cylinder shaving its unmolested and not too bad to be over 100 years old.

The hideous "Wondersight" is now gone.






Oh no. I love the wonder sight.

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My thanks to the OP for the ideia, and to all that have shared their Triple Locks with us.

Considering the chances I have to find one for sale(and that I could afford) this side of the big pond.

I am gratefull for the eye candy.
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Here's my .455 BSR that has been shaved for .45 Colt.





This gun was owned by the Navy doctor and aquanaut who invented the saturated air mixture diving charts for deep submergence dives. I got it from his brother who was liquidating his estate.
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This is mine. Serial number 088 it is the first of the 12 made in 1906. For some reason some folks think they were all nickle plated. I think the nickel ones were sent back and plated later in life. Target shooters didn't like the bright finish reflecting off the barrel and front sight. All the information I've seen states they were blue when they were shipped in 1906.
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No.12064. Shipped September 1, 1916, to Belknap Hardware in Louisville, KY. Returned to S&W in October of 1946 to have the sights upgraded. This one has been in my family since it was new, originally belonged to my great-grandfather, and has been passed from father to son through four generations.
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This one has been in my family since it was new, originally belonged to my great-grandfather, and has been passed from father to son through four generations.
That brings a smile to my face. May the tradition continue for many generations to come!
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Number 13989. It is next in line for a letter
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Here is an old .44 TL that has had the barrel cut down to around 3 1/4" and looks to have been engraved from the cylinder back by a fairly competent engraver and on the front of the frame and on the barrel by a butcher. Maybe one day I can find another .44 barrel and have it engraved and nickeled to closer match the back half...
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If it does not have the British proofs but does have the broadarrow, does that mean it was Canadian issue? Crossed pennants? This one does shoot well with Fiocchi 455 MkII ammo (262grRNL)
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Not a Triple Lock, but this is a Canadian Broad Arrow on a 455 HE 2nd Model. A regular British Broad Arrow surrounded by a C.


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This was my first Triple Lock. 44 Special. A refinished target model that shipped in November of 1908. Not a very good refinish job, too many edges rounded over, and I paid way too much for it. But it was my first one.






I came across this one about a year later. Nickel Plated, 44 Special, shipped in October of 1915. I like this one so much better. A little bit of staining to the nickel, but it's all original. If I had found this one first I never would have bought the Target Model.








But this one is my favorite. I came across it last year at a local auction. It was on the silent auction table and had not been labelled correctly. Holy Smokes I said, that's a Triple Lock. 44 Special. Very early, SN is less than 200. Roy says it shipped in November of 1907. Almost no finish at all and the checkering is almost completely worn off the grips. But the bore and chambers are like new, and it locks up perfectly. The suggested price was so low I put in a bid to make sure it would go home with me. And it did, for an unbelievable $650!

To top that off, it's a great shooter!








So early it is marked 44 S&W CTG instead of 44 S&W Special CTG.


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Well, let's see. My first TL is the one in front that was cut down to 4" and refinished in nickel, including the trigger and hammer. It also got some genuine pearl stocks on it. From the ink on the inside of the grips and some vibro-engraving on the grip frame I know that it had been owned by an Alva, OK lawman. (The gun in back is a 3rd Model HE, similarly nickeled and has imitation ivory stocks.)



Then there's a .455TL that was converted to a .45 Colt target gun that I picked up at a Wanenmacher show in Tulsa a few years ago.




Stamped "NOT ENGLISH MAKE" on both the barrel and frame. (Wouldn't want anyone to think this junk was made in the King's England now, would we!) The caliber is X'd out and .45 Colt is stamped on the other side (visible in picture 2).



Next up is a factory Target TL with some massively oversized custom grips.


The barrel is a bit spotty but that just means it's a shooter, instead of a safe queen.



I also have a couple of Spanish TL copies, but no pictures handy. I'll post some shots of those when I get a chance.
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Great thread! I love seeing your Triple Locks!! I like them with barrels 5" and longer. Strange when you consider I prefer my N-Frames 4'... Very neat seeing these old revolvers, they really hark back to a bygone era.
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Here is an old .44 TL that has had the barrel cut down to around 3 1/4" and looks to have been engraved from the cylinder back by a fairly competent engraver and on the front of the frame and on the barrel by a butcher. Maybe one day I can find another .44 barrel and have it engraved and nickeled to closer match the back half...
man I love it the way it is! if you ever want to trade for something let me know,,
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I also have a couple of Spanish TL copies, but no pictures handy. I'll post some shots of those when I get a chance.
Here are the Spanish Triple Locks that I mentioned above. The blue one has a 5" barrel and a four digit serial, 1482. The nickel one has a 7-1/8" barrel and a six digit serial, 322375. I doubt that they actually made that many but who knows? They are very different internally. I have not shot either and the nickel one needs some work.

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They both say this on the side of the barrel.



This is the top of the blue barrel



This is the top of the nickel barrel.



The blue gun has a TAC logo on the left side.

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7133* .44 Target shipped 9/26/12 to M.W. Robinson NYC. My first TL acquired from Lee in June 2014 when I had "TL" on the brain. Likely a factory 1950's refinish with post-war trigger and hammer. Star on the butt but no date stamp. Someone set it up for serious target work. Check out that front sight!



12742 .455 Military likely one of 325 shipped to Shapleigh Hardware St Louis, MO 12/29/17. It showed up at a Phoenix gunshow table in January 2014.
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13823 .44 Military shipped 11/14/16 to W.G. Walz Co, El Paso, TX. I like to think this old iron rode around west Texas, traveled across New Mexico, and ended up with its last known owner in Tucson where it sat for lord knows how many years. Inherited from a distant relative, long since passed, by a young man in Phoenix who then sold to me in June 2016. Neglected for decades and almost inoperable due to the accumulation of grit and dried oil this old workhorse finally got the attention it needed: A thorough cleaning inside and out, a trip to the gunsmith, and set of period-correct stocks. Today it is one of my favorite shooters and quite an attention-getter...and it's accurate as all get out, too. I just wish I could find a period holster with the right amount of "experience" to match.
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I bought this one in 7/94, from the grandson of the original owner. All original and all matching serial #s in all ten locations including the stocks, from 1911, #5437. Barrel roll mark is the later style: .44 S&W SPECIAL CTG with ‘dingbats’. (Early TLs are marked .44 S&W CTG with dingbats).

For size comparison, shown with 3rd Model .22 Ladysmith 3” M frame, Smith's smallest Hand Ejector, #22508.




This next one, also not good photos, came out of an estate and the seller was selling it for the widow. Obviously a reblue and not a factory reblue. Just not a turn-of-the-century 'looking glass' polish, but not a bad job either. No rounded corners and clear barrel markings. The trigger and hammer pins are slightly less rounded but not flattened, the logo is a little faint but not near as bad as it looks in these photos. And even the side plate edges are crisp and sharp. Serial number 2702 and all matching except the original grips were long gone. Very tight with a breaking glass let off and old world silky smooth action.

Barrel roll mark is the later style: .44 S&W SPECIAL CTG with ‘dingbats’.

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A Before and After Triple Lock

This Triple Lock was obtained from a kind friend who saw to it that I had a specimen in the collection here. He'd earlier acquired this one as a poorly refinished nickel example and had Gene Williams refinish it to more of an original appearance. It's a sho' 'nuff shooter, giving perfect accuracy satisfaction at the range or in the field with prepared handloads.

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Photgraphs showing the third locking feature to the uninitiated.








I was prepared to be enthused about the "triple lock" feature but the workmanship exhibited in the finishing of the revolver's tight yet very smooth fine action proved to be even more extraordinary, making for a most fabulous Smith & Wesson revolver model.



A good ol' Triple Lock deserves its own good ol' Heiser holster.



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Here is a .22 conversion I just picked up in an online auction about an hour ago.

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Cool! What auction was that? GunBroker or elsewhere?

Chad Gripp owns a .22 conversion Triple Lock as well. Here is the thread about it (minus many pictures due to the Photobucket debacle): Triple Lock sn# 2747 chambered in .22 Long Rifle
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When you get it in, would love to hear a range report! Would also like to see some detailed photos of how the conversion was done. You know they made a few originally in 22LR. Does it have caliber markings on barrel? Hammer and trademark look a little weird.
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Cool! What auction was that? GunBroker or elsewhere?

Chad Gripp owns a .22 conversion Triple Lock as well. Here is the thread about it (minus many pictures due to the Photobucket debacle): Triple Lock sn# 2747 chambered in .22 Long Rifle
It was an auction down in Florida that I picked up on through one of the bidding sites.
Thanks for the link to Chad's. I thought I remembered reading of one on here, amd had just been searching for it.

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The auction description said it was marked 44 S&W. I'm interested in the mechanics myself. I threw out a really low ball bid thinking if nothing else, it would make for a decent parts gun.

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My blue triple lock 8112 shipped May 22 1913.
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This is my triple lock nickel serial 11308 shipped October 21, 1915.
This gun is a original factory nickel returned to the factory for refinishing in 1976.
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My one and only picked up in a trade with a forum member. This one left the factory 2-17-08 #421 and except for the boogered front sight is in excellent mechanical condition. They are especially neat when you get inside, craftsmanship equal to any production pieces from across the pond.
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Here is mine. Found in a pawn shop marked as a 1917. Has been reamed to 45 colt using slight recess for thicker colt rims so that wider thinner case headed 455 rounds still work correctly


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My one and only picked up in a trade with a forum member. This one left the factory 2-17-08 #421 and except for the boogered front sight is in excellent mechanical condition. They are especially neat when you get inside, craftsmanship equal to any production pieces from across the pond.
Very nice, especially for being such a low #!

TLs as early as yours in that # range are usually '4 screw' models.

Does yours have the screw in front of the trigger guard?
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