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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 10-14-2020, 06:04 PM
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I was going to title this "what did I bring home", but after a bunch of googling, I have some idea. This is one that was my grandfather's. My dad and I recently took it out to shoot, AFAIK, for the first time since he took it from his father ~12 years ago. I'd seen it, handled it, I think even cleaned it once back when it was in my grandfather's possession, but never really paid much attention to it.

It's a 27 no-dash, 3.5" barrel, 4-screw gun.



For who knows how long, it's been stored in a leather moccasin in the bottom half of what I assume was the original box, still containing the original brush, mop, and sight adjustment driver. My first shot with it when we took it to the range was a perfect bullseye, so I guess I won't be needing the sight adjustment driver
Based on the S210xxx serial, I gather it's from about 1960. I assume the nickel is factory.
Not that I can ever see selling this, I assume having just the bottom half of the box doesn't do much for value (i.e. vs having the full box). I didn't even think to ask for the box and other accessories. I do have the original grips (and they're serial # matching), but never liked S&W factory grips. The Hogue on it is one that I bought years ago (like back when hogueauction.com was still a thing) assuming that one day this gun would be mine and I'd replace the factory grips. With dad's permission, I swapped the grips right before we left for the range.

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Beautiful!

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njl,
Your grandfather had really good taste! Great revolver. If you can, at least try to get the original tools. They are worth a lot of money. I don't think you would, but definitely keep the original grips. Are they in good shape? Remembering your grandfather every time you shoot it is a fantastic thing to be able to do.
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My oh my!! That one is really nice!! If possible, get the stuff it came in. The bottom of the box might have the serial number on the bottom. I don't know if they were still doing that when that one shipped.
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Very fun gun and history.

Thanks for sharing,
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Here are the original stocks from it.



It looks like whoever made these had a minor accident on the bottom of the left side one.



What is this grip style called?
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Here are the original stocks from it.

What is this grip style called?

Those are referred to as Magna grips. Specifically Diamond Magnas based upon the small un-checkered diamond present around the screw holes. S&W stopped putting the diamond there around 1967/'68 IIRC.
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