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Thanks for all the great info. I took a picture of a 45 colt round outside the cylinder and 2 of the same round in the cylinder. I hope that helps. Also I tried the serial # search...... ya, no info available. Just kept searching and finally a note popped up saying “ no information available at this time” ?? Thanks for the site though.
 

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Thanks for all the great info. I took a picture of a 45 colt round outside the cylinder and 2 of the same round in the cylinder. I hope that helps. Also I tried the serial # search...... ya, no info available. Just kept searching and finally a note popped up saying “ no information available at this time” ?? Thanks for the site though.
I think you may have found your answer....45 Colt...
 

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It sure looks like that Colt cartridge fits nicely
 

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Thanks everyone for the input. Looks like it is a 45 colt shooter. I think the only way I may know HOW it got that way is request a letter from S&W of origin. Unfortunately when a firearm like this gets handed down, its history dies with the owner.
 

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Thanks everyone for the input. Looks like it is a 45 colt shooter. I think the only way I may know HOW it got that way is request a letter from S&W of origin. Unfortunately when a firearm like this gets handed down, its history dies with the owner.
If it was originally 45acp and converted the barrel and forcing cone would have been changed also. Worth tracking down the true origins IMHO. I believe S&W will have the answer in their records. I don’t know if there is a fee or not.

 

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Without a doubt 45 colt. This 25-2 is 45 cal. Note the length of the forcing cone and the cylinder gap.
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30 years ago I traded away a 25-5 and have regretted it ever since.
Man, what is it with 30 years ago? 1992, and I traded a 6-inch 25-5 for a transmission in my truck. The truck is long gone. Boy I miss that gun.
 

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The "200 produced in 45 colt" seems to be the model 1950. I suppose it could be a 1950 with a 1955 barrel,but I did find this.
If this is a genuine Roy Jinks letter, it could explain a lot. Found it on the S&W Forums, in
a thread started 3 weeks ago.

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Hi, Thanks Bill. I saw that letter as well and it ended up being a forged letter With no signature from Roy ( who apparently always signs his). The S/N mentioned in letter is also apparently false as pertaining to production #’s. Thank again.
 

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Yep, you can see the larger cylinder on the bottom which shows a lot less gap. Thanks. What model is that bottom one? those are both very fine revolvers !!!!
 
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