S&W top break

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by reinhard, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Hi , I need some help here,Can anyone tell me when this gun was made ,smith& wesson top break in cal.38s&w
    serial is 147486 thanks
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  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    .38 Safety Fourth Model. Some 104,000 were made from 1898-1907, serial range 116003 to about 220000. The Safety models were also called the "New Departure" (by S&W) and "lemon squeezers" (by about everybody else).

    With so many of that model made, value is generally low, but I would put that jewel at easily $600, maybe $800+ due to the long barrel and the grips, which I have little doubt are genuine mother-of-pearl.

    Jim
     

  3. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Jim thanks very much, I payed 600$ for it , this kind of gun in this condition will sell for more here,the grips are real MOP
    thanks again,appreciated
    the other side of the gun
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  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Real mother of pearl is transcendent, I have one set on a .45 that appears as if you could dip your finger in the surface. MOP is a thing of beauty, but fragile and getting more and more expensive every day.
     
  5. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    real MOP is also heavyer ,and it doesn't smell like burned nylon ,
    John thanks bro ,spent some time last week watching your video's
    excellent shooting , my friend
     
  6. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    reinhard. thank you. if only i could shoot as good on camera as i do when by myself id be wowing folks. kinda odd how that works... soon as someone's watching you start messing up.
     
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    That's better than I do; I don't need anyone watching to mess up.

    Jim
     
  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    the other day i hit several 1/2 litre bottles at 50 yards with my single six, one handed. wish i could do that consistently
     
  9. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    the same here Jim, I am not realy an artist when it comes to shooting
    seeing John in action with the snuby ,hitting the target would take me a few years I think
     
  10. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    that top break is a thing of beauty
     
  11. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    thank you sir , take a look at my small collection off vintage top breaks
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  12. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    wow. wish i had those.

    im guessing you dont shoot them. i would though
     
  13. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Jun 25, 2010
    John , you can buy these guns free ,but only to collect ,if you want to use them than you need a gun permit,
     
  14. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    reinhard, where might you be at?
     
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