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    eagle eye is offline Junior Member
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    S&W .38 5 shot 1865-1871

    This forum is my last hope.
    I've been up and down the internet
    with no luck.
    I have found a few that were similar but not exactly like mine.

    It's a S&W .38 short 5 shot.
    Does anyone have any information on this handgun.
    Any information or questions would be welcome.





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    I think your revolver is a Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action First or Second Model. This is my best guess.

    You might be able to find info on the S&W Forum: http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve?cdra=Y&s=884106832

    Here are the two standard reference books on Smith & Wesson:

    History of Smith & Wesson, by Roy G. Jinks.

    Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas.

    You might consider a factory verification letter from S&W. There is a fee for this.

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    It's a S&W - .38 Single Action 1st Model - “Baby Russian” - .38 S&W, 3.25” barrel. I would guess it's worth around 500 dollars. PM me with the serial number and I'll tell you more about it.

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    Thanks Captain Crunch and spacedoggy for the replys.

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    You can also find them at this guys site as he is a gun dealer and sells all makes and models of older guns.http://www.joesalter.com/index.html

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    eagle eye is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks for all the info, spacedoggy you were right.
    It's a S & W Baby Russian.
    However most I found have 3.25" to 3.5" barrel.
    Mine has a 5" barrel

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