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Old 12-30-2020, 08:46 PM
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Scored this beauty today. Absolutely unfired, I think. No signs of anything at all under the sideplate or the forcing cone.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:48 PM
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Beautiful, congratulations
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Just one word....”wow!”

Congratulations!
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Looks like the 15-2 I bought last February. Box, Docs, and tools. But it was sluggish so I had to pop the side plate. Congealed goop in there. Probably oil squirted in there and left to sit. Cleaned up very nicely, though. I still havenít shot it. Donít know if I will. Itís so perfect it will never look this good again. I have other revolvers I can bang around with. Maybe later on Iíll break down and shoot it.
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Whoa, that is a very nice example !
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Old 12-31-2020, 12:59 PM
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1977 manufacture. Tapped the side plate off; no dirt, nothing but a little bit of old oil. Cleaned it; oiled it. Action is now super smooth. Same with the yoke. No sign of firing. Oiled it; nice and smooth now. Quite happy.
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Really pretty gun!
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Ya really can't pass that one up. I bought a pre-owned 15-3 off a Forum member this past year. It's still shiny, but not as shiny as yours! It's a shooter, and very accurate. For .38 Special, you really can't beat the Model 10s & 15s, for the money.
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You are going to love the way it shoots.
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perfect proportions...gun porn as good as it gets.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:05 PM
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Everything you need in a handgun and nothing that you don't.
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Fantastic!
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I'm not one for a straight. 38 model... I like the option of both, but that being said, I think this is one beautiful gun I would make an exception for this, beautiful!
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I only hit the "like" button, because there is not a "love" button! Beautiful wheel from an era of when wheels ruled!
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:56 AM
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That is an awesome score!
The blueing is gorgeous.
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Beautiful purchase
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Beautiful purchase
Agreed...Besides my 2 inch -2 carry gun, I have two 4" Model 15's, both boxed, one ANIB......Ben
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Stunning! The blueing is truly exceptional.

I’d like to have an example that I would feel comfortable opening up and learning the internals with. I have a pristine .38 RP that I’m certain (at 102 years old!) needs fresh lubrication.

Is there a thread on this procedure I haven’t yet found?
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Very beautiful example!!! The M15 is one of S&W's best efforts. Personally I have 4, and that is not enough.

It appears that yours has a Target Hammer and Trigger, but no target stocks.

Do you have the label from the end of the box that you could post a picture of?
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:37 PM
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Yes, I will post a pic of the box with label. The service stocks do number to the gun.
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Great find! Its amazing the number of older guns out there that are either unfired since factory or still first owner guns
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Scored this beauty today. Absolutely unfired, I think. No signs of anything at all under the sideplate or the forcing cone.
Nice score! Have 4 different M15sí and one is on the dresser by the bed now....a former LAPD revolver in high condition, d.a.o.
Congratulations on a new mint boxed model!
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