Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2017, 03:47 PM
scooterfiend's Avatar
scooterfiend scooterfiend is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 153
Likes: 555
Liked 297 Times in 83 Posts
Default first double action .22 LR revolver

I have a few P&R S&W's in .357 cal. Enjoy them all.
About 4 months ago I saw a MDL 34-1 in a LGS that I pass through once in a while. Always on the lookout for a nice 35 YO Smith that I can't do w/o.
I left the firearm there, came home and looked around on this sight to see what I could find out. I saw some positive things, and coupled w/ the fact that I've never owned a double action .22 LR. I carried myself back to the store a few days later to take a closer look. Well, of course the pistol is gone by then. (shoulda bought it when I saw It, eh?)
Stopped in same store this week and guess what's there? I believe it is the very same 34-1 that I'd passed on in October. (I think)
I had my flashlight, mirror, screwdriver and feeler gauge w/ me this time too.
This little pistol is primo condition. The only wear that it shows is a very feint turn line. There is NO wear showing anywhere else on it.
The stocks are numbered to gun, but no box or docs. Pinned and recessed of course. BBL/FC gap is .007 all the way around.
The stocks are sure small, I'll probably shoot Monday then see what I can find in the way of a little larger stocks.
Once home I took the side plate off, dry as a bone in there, but clean as could be. It had been shot as there was some marking in the top strap indicating shots fired.(no wonder the dbl action pull was so stiff)
SN M95428. 4" bbl.
I thank you all for your knowledge.
Attached Thumbnails
first double action .22 LR revolver-img_0615-jpg   first double action .22 LR revolver-img_0614-jpg  

Last edited by scooterfiend; 04-13-2017 at 08:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2017, 06:14 PM
JP@AK's Avatar
JP@AK JP@AK is offline
US Veteran
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 9,325
Likes: 2,942
Liked 7,946 Times in 3,321 Posts
Default

That is a nice .22/32 Kit Gun. It is the J frame version and was probably produced in 1977. I'm not sure why you added that asterisk, but there cannot be 6 digits after the M, beginning with a 9. The M series never reached anywhere near 900,000.

I personally like the Kit Guns a lot, as does my wife. Together we we have several. Yours has the square butt. They were also produced with round butts. Here are a couple RB Kit Guns. The nickel 4" is a 34-1, the blued 2" is a Model of 1953, from before there were any model numbers.
__________________
Jack
SWCA #2475, SWHF #318
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 02-03-2017, 06:19 PM
Club Gun Fan's Avatar
Club Gun Fan Club Gun Fan is offline
SWCA Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,118
Likes: 1,694
Liked 5,457 Times in 1,624 Posts
Default

Once home I took the side plate off, dry as a bone in there, but clean as could be.
Congratulations, you ruined a revolver that Smith & Wesson fitters took pride in when was assembled. I remember speaking to fitters that told me when they finished with a gun, you could barely see the side plate. Can I ask you a question, when you buy a new car, do you take it home and tear down the engine?
__________________
Don Mundell S&WCA LM614
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 02-03-2017, 07:20 PM
viceunit viceunit is online now
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rocky River OH
Posts: 768
Likes: 279
Liked 502 Times in 183 Posts
Default

I don't think he "ruined" the revolver. It is possible when done correctly to remove and re-install the side plate without any damage or drama. I've done it dozens of times.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Tony
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 02-03-2017, 07:39 PM
Flattop5 Flattop5 is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 258
Likes: 16
Liked 318 Times in 121 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Club Gun Fan View Post
Once home I took the side plate off, dry as a bone in there, but clean as could be.
Congratulations, you ruined a revolver that Smith & Wesson fitters took pride in when was assembled. I remember speaking to fitters that told me when they finished with a gun, you could barely see the side plate. Can I ask you a question, when you buy a new car, do you take it home and tear down the engine?

Point taken. However, sadly, I have owned several S&W revolvers that had rust inside the lockwork, unknown to me until I opened the gun up. So, it can pay off to open up the gun.



-------------------------------
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 02-03-2017, 07:48 PM
scooterfiend's Avatar
scooterfiend scooterfiend is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 153
Likes: 555
Liked 297 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JP@AK View Post
That is a nice .22/32 Kit Gun. It is the J frame version and was probably produced in 1977. I'm not sure why you added that asterisk, but there cannot be 6 digits after the M, beginning with a 9. The M series never reached anywhere near 900,000.

I personally like the Kit Guns a lot, as does my wife. Together we we have several. Yours has the square butt. They were also produced with round butts. Here are a couple RB Kit Guns. The nickel 4" is a 34-1, the blued 2" is a Model of 1953, from before there were any model numbers.
I hope this turns out the way I want. Not sure about the "quote" thing yet.
I mistakenly added the asterisk to the SN.
The SN that is in my OP is now correct.
Thanks for the info.
This forum is great, as are the folks on it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2017, 08:27 PM
scooterfiend's Avatar
scooterfiend scooterfiend is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 153
Likes: 555
Liked 297 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Club Gun Fan View Post
Once home I took the side plate off, dry as a bone in there, but clean as could be.
Congratulations, you ruined a revolver that Smith & Wesson fitters took pride in when was assembled. I remember speaking to fitters that told me when they finished with a gun, you could barely see the side plate. Can I ask you a question, when you buy a new car, do you take it home and tear down the engine?
I bought a Ford truck not too long back, I opened the hood on it to make sure there was oil in the crankcase before driving it. Neither of 'em seem worse for wear because I used foresight.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 02-03-2017, 08:44 PM
noshow noshow is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 258
Likes: 59
Liked 105 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viceunit View Post
I don't think he "ruined" the revolver. It is possible when done correctly to remove and re-install the side plate without any damage or drama. I've done it dozens of times.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
What he said +++
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2017, 09:20 PM
OldChief OldChief is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Northern California
Posts: 749
Likes: 555
Liked 1,043 Times in 352 Posts
Default

Yes, those kit guns are great. I have a real nice model 63 in my collection that I picked up last year. Really clean, just like the 34 you were able to claim. As for removing side plates, that's the first thing I do when I get a used revolver home. I've found them filthy inside, clean as a bell and all stages in-between. I also have a maintenance schedule for all my firearms, every 6 months I tear each down and clean and lube them. If you know what you're doing, you can remove all the lock works in revolvers to clean and lube everything as it should be. This is what I do during the semi-annual maintenance.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 02-03-2017, 09:25 PM
raljr1 raljr1 is offline
SWCA Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwestern PA
Posts: 2,435
Likes: 3,225
Liked 7,144 Times in 1,513 Posts
Default

J Frame target stocks will take care of the "small grip" problem. I have them on mine and they work fine even for my large hands.
Attached Thumbnails
first double action .22 LR revolver-s-w-m-63-22-2-jpg  
__________________
Robert

Last edited by raljr1; 02-03-2017 at 09:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 02-05-2017, 03:55 PM
scooterfiend's Avatar
scooterfiend scooterfiend is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 153
Likes: 555
Liked 297 Times in 83 Posts
Default thanks

I want to thank the fine folks here.
I'll be watching for some "J" frame targets to try out.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-05-2017, 05:37 PM
Birdgun Birdgun is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Marana, AZ
Posts: 496
Likes: 1,425
Liked 2,131 Times in 386 Posts
Default

scooterfiend, I too thought the grips on my 34-1 were too small. So, as shown below, I put Altamont grips on mine. The Altamont grips did improve my shooting accuracy.









Thanks for looking.

God bless,
Birdgun

Last edited by Birdgun; 02-05-2017 at 05:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 02-05-2017, 05:57 PM
raljr1 raljr1 is offline
SWCA Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwestern PA
Posts: 2,435
Likes: 3,225
Liked 7,144 Times in 1,513 Posts
Default

check ebay, there is a pair of factory one still in the package right now at $25
__________________
Robert
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-06-2017, 01:27 PM
scooterfiend's Avatar
scooterfiend scooterfiend is offline
Member
first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver first double action .22 LR revolver  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 153
Likes: 555
Liked 297 Times in 83 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raljr1 View Post
check ebay, there is a pair of factory one still in the package right now at $25
The only one I saw for that price was taking bids.
I'm going to pass on that drama.
But thanks raljr1!!
I know you people always have our best interests in mind.
I'll keep looking. That's the fun part anyway.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sauer 22 Double Action revolver Bodyguard Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 3 05-27-2016 11:56 AM
38 S&W Double Action Revolver oregonshooter47 S&W Antiques 10 02-17-2015 08:40 PM
My first double action revolver. Craig19 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 20 09-29-2011 07:21 AM
Pre-cocking a double action revolver tocohillsguy Concealed Carry & Self Defense 34 09-17-2010 08:19 AM
Double action only revolver ? Joe1956 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 4 09-14-2007 04:07 PM

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 07:22 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)