A friend of mine recently was handed down an old 22 S&W six shot revolver. It has been in his family for at least 3 generations and there is little known about it any longer. We have yet to identify the model or frame style. We have searched endlessly on line with no success.
The firearm is an exact duplicate of the 1899 .38 but is on a scaled down frame. I was able to find that there were smaller frames made than the "J" frame of the .38 but not sure about this one. The "M" frame was, I believe, for the .22 LadySmith which doesn't fit this gun. The only other was the "I" and the improved "I" frames. However, they are always referenced to a .32.
Any help in identifying this one is greatly appreciated.