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Baby Chief Special 1953 1st gun purchase at a gun show and 1st revolver.
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Very good shooting and looking 5 Screw .38 S. I added vintage stag grips.
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I bought this one in 1979 in Topeka Kansas:


All matching 1938 4" sent to Oklahoma Hardware, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Pretty sure this may have been the first.

Had it a while.

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Hereís a pair of .455s that Iím sure one was my first big old Smith.
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Bought this probably in 1973, for the princely sum of $100 with the holster. Sorry for the lousy pic, but it's the best of the worst ones I have.



Another crappy pic of the holster.


Was and still is my first 5 screw!
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Picked this one up last December off of GB with a winning bid of $331.02


.38 Military & Police (postwar)

All matching, and sheís a shooter!
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Some of that bluing on your guns is awesome!
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My first 5 screw was this J Frame, Centennial model. I picked it up at auction, 12 or 15 years ago. Before prices started for the stratosphere. I went on to acquire pre models 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 24, 27 as well as a US Victory model, a model 1917, and a Triple Lock. Addiction is a terrible thing.
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What year did they drop the 5th screw?
Did it vary from model to model?

And when did they drop the 4th screw?
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per SCSW 4th, 1905 to 1955 Hand Ejectors had 5 screws, 1955 to 1961 = 4 screws, somewhere in 1961 to present production = 3 screws.
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I picked up this M&P a few years back for not a lot of money.

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per SCSW 4th, 1905 to 1955 Hand Ejectors had 5 screws, 1955 to 1961 = 4 screws, somewhere in 1961 to present production = 3 screws.
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This K38 was my first 5 screw, and first S&W. Paid $140 for it in 1981.
Of course, I knew nothing about model variations then, I just wanted a .38 to shoot. I still have it and it still goes to the range.
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My first 5 screw was also my very first revolver. I was interested in snub-nosed Chiefs Specials and came upon this one for sale. It is a Baby Chief, circa 1953, and of some interest to me, but maybe not to anyone else, is it was owned by the long time editor of Guns & Ammo. Enjoyed discussing it with the guy who was selling it and ending up buying it and really enjoy it. Superb condition and shoots really nice.
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My first was also my first duty gun and first centerfire revolver. A 1920s era M&P that I traded away when I went to work for a department that capped barrel length at 4". As I recall I paid $65 for it. I sometimes took pictures of my cars back then, but not my guns.

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Mine was a .32 Regulation Police Target. Found in a LGS in 98% condition, I used it to train my grand-daughter....
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First 5-screw and first lettered Birth Year & Month Smith:

4" .38 Spl. M&P • Shipped: November 20, 1947
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A little late to this party. My 1st 5 screw was this pre-29 bought from Bill Powell in 1998 in Midlothian, TX. Turned out to be my birthday gun as well!
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This was how I received my first 5-Screw in a trade for a 1911 Bullseye pistol I had lost interest in. At the time I had very little interest in Smith and Wesson revolvers as far as collecting goes, this one gets the credit for peaking my interest, I have hung on to this one.
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Even later to this shindig...but I bought my first 5-Screw just last year, the good news is Iíve acquired several more since.

No really cool story to go with this sweet little Baby Chief, but I think it stands just fine by itself. (Now that I think about it, this one, 12340, was for a time the highest serial smooth ramp known...another has claimed that spot now).
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My one and only 5 screw. Thanks for letting me play. JA
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Hey All!
I bought my first two 5-screw Smiths simultaneously around 3 months ago.

Pre-24 6.5Ē .44Special w/ incorrect Stocks ~97%
Pre-26 6.5Ē Light Target Barrel .45acp w/ original Stocks ~99%

Still hunting for a decent deal on the correct vintage stocks for the pre-24, so excuse the terrible photos. Iíll take more when she is wearing the rights ones.

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My downfall began barely 2 1/2 years ago when I purchased this .22/32 HFT. Have added 11 more since then. 1 N frame, 1 J frame, 4 I frame and 5 K frame.
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My first - 3.5Ē Pre 27 with cocobolo Farrant combats.
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An old post, but what the heck. This was my first S&W 5-screw, a 1955 .357 Magnum with 6-1/2" bbl. Since that one, it's been: 1917, M&Ps (pre-Model 10 and 1905 4th), K-22, and a .44 HE 3rd Model (W&K). Still have a few more on my wish list.
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I don't have the first one anymore, or the next dozen or so I owned afterwards.

The only five screw I've got now is this 1954 K-22 "Combat Masterpiece."





It's been around the block a time or two, even with me. I first got it several years ago, then traded it off to a buddy. A few months ago, I noticed he had it up for sale/trade on a local "gun for sale" board, so I traded with him to get it back. I suppose it will stay with me this time. They're kinda hard to find in any shape.

It's as tight as a tick mechanically, the stocks number to the gun, and it's got just enough "character" I think.
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The excitement of the first one, I do remember that. I was on a target hunt at the time and this turned up and I grabbed it. 1905 4th about 1,000 after the later hardening process began in 1920. It's going to my son as soon as his groups tighten up with his pre-18.

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I'd surely like to post a pic of my first (5-screw) S&W....

It was a 357 magnum with a 3 1/2" barrel, that I purchased new at the local hardware store.

I guess it wasn't in vogue to make photos of your pistol back then....

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Been doing the buy, sell, trade thing since the 1960s. My first five screw was a lot like my current K-22 from 1948, however not nearly as nice condition...
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I picked up my first five-screw from a forum member a dozen years ago -- a K-22 Masterpiece shipped January 1948, serial number K14784. Since all my photos are currently in turmoil, I can't offer an image right now -- but that's a close-up of the revolver's right front frame area up there in my avatar.
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I only have two, but hereís my first. Itís a 1955 Pre-Chiefs that I rescued from my LGS for a surprisingly low price. The stags are from bigmtnman. My other one is a mid 1941 M&P 38.
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First 5 screw? Must be the replated .38 M&P from the teens I snagged at my LGS some years ago. Also the cheapest gun I ever bought. Still shoots great and I keep it as a "saturday nite special". No pics, sorry.
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Can I add my second 5-screw?? Now I have two.







My 1957 5-screw 4" pre-27 357 Magnum.
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This post war m&p someone thought fit to slap a heavy barrel on, made it out of the country and back at some point. Ugly as sin but the action is unrivaled in its smoothness....
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I can't believe this is the first time I've seen this, but so be it. Okay----well, no picture, and no gun either----gone along with almost all the rest of them. David called a couple of days ago, and we compared notes. I said there were nine left, he said seven. He figured Brewster had the missing two, and I haven't heard different; so the mystery must be solved---or close enough.

It's a long time ago. I'm either between my freshman and sophomore year of college----or sophomore and junior. I live in St.Louis. I have a lady friend who lives in Tennessee-----about 50 miles from Georgia----right where we live now. But what's most important then is you could buy a handgun in Georgia as soon as you're 18 years old. I qualify.

So it's off to Georgia---or rather Tennessee to visit my lady friend---and meet her parents----oh, and maybe take a side trip to Georgia. Speaking of side trips, we---she and I took another side trip later on-------on our honeymoon (June, 1959)--600 miles out of our way to visit with Herbie Harris in Chicago---and pick up one of those odd ball "pre-war-post-war" .32 Regulation Police Target guns. Herbie had called a few weeks earlier---said, "You call yourself a collector of S&W target guns, I got one you have to have." That's all it took!

So anyway, I found Tennessee, and we found Georgia, and we found this hardware store in Dalton, and they had S&W handguns, brand new in the boxes, stacked up higher than you could reach---no lie, higher than you could reach----in a hardware store---in Dalton, Georgia!! And they had K-22's---and pretty much anything else, but a K-22 is what I'd been dreaming about.

There was one problem---they had them with that funky "satin blue", and I wanted one with "bright blue". That wasn't really the problem, because I could have one of those "bright blue" ones----in about six months, is what they said---to this kid--------you'd think they'd know better.

So off we went with a "satin blue" K-22----back to Tennessee---where I got my clock cleaned by her daddy in a little shooting match. And then back to St. Louis.

Once there I packed up that gun, and shipped it off to Springfield. I asked them to put the "bright blue" finish on it----and to go through it and make it as perfect as can be. It was back in St. Louis in nothing flat----a few weeks. So much for having to wait six months.

It took a long time before I figured out what they'd done to "make it as perfect as can be", but one day I noticed it didn't have one of those dreaded "turn rings" on it. Actually, it did, but it was only about 3/32" long---at the lead into each cylinder stop notch---and this was after it'd had about a half a box car full of ammo run through it. I remember telling Jinks about that one time. He scowled, and said "They never should have done that----it'll skip chambers in rapid double action fire." I didn't have the heart to tell him about half of that half a box car full of ammo was used in rapid double action fire, and it never missed a beat. I didn't tell him that because then I'd have to tell him I never did get to be as fast as McGivern.

My Tennessee Lady friend didn't care for that K-22---too "klunky" she said. She has a 4" Kit gun----and she's keeping it.

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I can't remember my first 5-screw Smith I bought, since I've been collecting S&W's for almost 40 years. I'll go out on a limb and assume it was one of the many early K-frame .38's I've bought over the years. One of my favorite old 5-screws is a old, beat up P.D. marked 2 inch pre-Model 10, C-26710. It's been carried by someone a lot years ago (the right grip panel is worn almost smooth). I wish she could talk...It probably has a interesting history.

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Just got this one. S174xxx. I have a set of Jordan troopers ordered.
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1947 (my birth year) factory nickel M&P.



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You should sent it to me and let me clean her up a little for you.
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I believe this is my only 5 screw 1950 K38. I do not have a single pic of it. it is the one on the top
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My Grandfather, father of my Dad was born in Hungary in 1900 and emigrated to the United States as a teenager. This was the only handgun he ever owned and in June of 1990, he gave this to me as a graduation gift -- perhaps mostly because of his five grandchildren, I was the only one that was really a dyed-in-the-wool gun guy. (as it happens, I am the youngest of those five)

He was 90 on that day that he gave it to me and of course, I asked him what he knew and remembered about it. He was pretty sure that he bought it in Fairmont, WV in 1923 and I want to say that he told me he paid $25 for it, but I'm not sure about that bit.

I asked him why he bought it (as he wasn't much of a gun guy at any point) and his answer was simple and this part I do remember as if it was yesterday... He said "well in those days, a man had a gun, you see?"

In 1999 it came to my knowledge that you could write to S&W and ask for information on an old gun, so I did that, and I sent along the $35 that it cost at that time. To this day, it is the only gun that I have ever gotten a factory letter on.

Roy Jinks replied that this revolver, SN 3572xx was a S&W Military & Police Model of 1905 Fourth Change and was shipped from the factory on May 31, 1921 and delivered to Emmons Hawkins Hardware Co, Huntington, WV. The nickel finish is original but of course the genuine mother of pearl is not, it was shipped with checkered walnut.

It was reassuring that the memory my Grandfather had of where and when he bought seems to line up with the letter. I'm left to wonder if my Grandfather purchased it used with the MOP grips on it or if it was old stock and still "new" and if perhaps he bought the MOP to put on there.

His memory of Fairmont could be accurate and the revolver would likely have made the trip across West Virginia by it's first owner.
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I had to consult my gun spreadsheet to answer this question. Then went back through my post history. The crazy thing is that while I did have a few S&Ws before I came across this thing, the first actual 5 screw I ever bought is my $150 beater Registered Magnum:





I snapped a few shots of it wearing some good looking but (when I bought them) dinked up Ropers, on a bed of good Montana River Rock. Which, when they arrived in my hands were so warped they were unusable. After years of tightening down the screw on them once in a while on a gun, they eventually seem to be back in shape. They fit my hand great.

I honestly wanted a set of appropriately messed up and worn Ropers (or Kearsarge) for this gun, but I have never been able to find a set that fit my hand right, and are properly worn. I've found some that feel ok-ish, but are very abused. They don't work as well for shooting the gun as this set does.

So the other day I decided something. I thought; 'Why not just put the stocks on it that *I* like to shoot it with, even if they are "too good" for this gun'.

So here they will stay. Only being supplanted if I happen across another, more worn, set that fits my hand as nicely.

I do feel a bit sheepish about this being my first 5 screw, considering it was nearly a decade before I was able to acquire another pre-war .357 magnum, and I know some guys have yet to find one to call their own. I really thought that I had owned at least one 5 screw before this gun, but not according to my records. Heaven knows I have owned a *lot* more 5 screws since then...
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This is the one that started it all for me. I found it at a gun show for $225 and figured " can't go wrong with this". Man alive, the addiction struck with a vengeance!
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I bought my first 5 screw in 1960 and only kept it for a couple of years and sent it down the road. I don't know what it was other than a .44 Special. magna grips, shrouded ejector rod and a 4 or 5 in. barrel.
After that I had a 2 in. .38 Special, 6 shot with a round butt and half moon front sight. Kept it for a little while and sent it down the road.
Since I was poor I had to sell something to get something else. I'm pretty sure that I got the worth of them when sold and if I had kept them they would be beat up and wore out by now and not be worth much. Larry
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Here are my first two: 1955 .357 and 1957 Highway Patrolman:

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