50 Shots, 15 yrds, offhand.
It turns out that my "blaster" Pre-War 357 is a 1939 Camp Perry Prize gun.
I was absolutely shocked at this and can only say that if there is ever a reason to take the gamble and do the SWHF search this is it.
When I lettered my 357 originally, the letter came back as if it was not a Registered model and came past the date that S&W took Registrations. Even in Roy's article on the pre-war 357's, it comes back as "not a Registered". So now I have an interesting quandary to dig into.
Is it a real "Registered" since I now have the Registration order form? And who is Maurice LaLonde who it is registered to and may have won the gun at the 1939 Championships.
Also I can see I am too close to the target. LaLonde wanted it sighted for 148's at 25 yrds. I guess I need to move back another 10 and get off the 158's and full power 2400 reloads.
So if you have not SWHF lettered your gun, why not? I know I will do a search on the rest of my pre-war 38/44's as time permits.