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Old 04-05-2021, 06:27 AM
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I was looking true my collection. Saw this Smith and Wesson model 15. It was given to my from a collector who stopt to collect. I am happy with this revolver. It has no hole in the side. It has all the features of the late production. marked 15-8. Internal firingpin and all MIM produced parts. I do like the grip aswell. The only thing wat puzzled me is the circle in front of the cilinder. I really can not find out how that damage arose. The postwar model 15 was made from 1949 till 1999. I do think only the preformance cernter do create them. In the Netherlands this model was not populair. It is a .38 special. Most shooters prefer a .357 magnum. They would like to have the choice to use .357 and .38 special. I do love this nice sturdy and elegant revolver.
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:54 AM
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does the line on the cylinder happen to line up with the screw for the rear sight? still a fine revolver.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:18 AM
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It is on the same position. But it do not hit the cilinder. I have held the revolver against the light and rotated the cilinder by cocking the hammer. There is really nothing to see wat caused it.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:58 AM
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It is on the same position. But it do not hit the cilinder. I have held the revolver against the light and rotated the cilinder by cocking the hammer. There is really nothing to see wat caused it.
Just a guess ... But, maybe a previous owner temporarily had a screw a bit too long protruding through the rear sight causing the “2nd turn line”


By the way, nice firearm you’ve got there.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:14 PM
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Thuer,
Even though I am partial to stainless steel, that's a fine-looking revolver! I like the floating firing pin and the updated cylinder release, and the fact that it doesn't have the lawyer hole. If given the option, I would've bought a .357 Mag model, but in today's world, where most of us gun people have other guns, in various calibers, better suited to self-defense, the fact that it's a .38spl doesn't take away from the piece itself one bit. Similarly, I wouldn't have turned down a Walther PP or a SigSauer P232 because they weren't chambered in 9X19.

I just checked a 14-3 and a 67-1 and the closest screw that holds the rear sight base, or rib, is way further back. Since you say that the threaded hole on yours coincides with the secondary turn line, then a longer screw that touched the cylinder would also be my guess for the culprit. Perhaps someone installed a base for a red dot sight some time in the past?

Thanks for posting pics of your fine S&W! I'm always happy to see pics from fans outside of the US.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:49 PM
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I happened to acquire one recently as well. It's a great shooter.


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Old 04-06-2021, 03:25 PM
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The model 15's seem to be very accurate revolvers. At least mine is. I don't shoot it much, but when I do I remember what a tack driver it is.
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:32 PM
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Nice weapon, and yes 15s are know to be quite accurate.

My guess for the second turn line would be a sliver of lead got stuck there and during cleaning was brushed away. Just a guess.
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here is a 15-6 and a 17-6 both shoot great but hardly get used anymore. Still a nice set.
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Mooi vuurwapen. Ik heb een aantal jaren bij jou in Hoogvliet gewerkt.
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Model 15-2 is my favorite Smith.


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