I just joined the forum the other day. I picked up a true beauty today A 100 yr 1823 to 1973 in a blue velt wooden presentation box a mod 19-3 with a fixed blade matching serial # on knife and handgun. It is a Texas Ranger commerative. The box or case has the state seal as well as S&W seal carved in the box.Revolver had a couple of tiny like surface rust next to the steal.
No biggy. The neat thing about this puppy is it has a cut - out in the trigger guard. The book says only 8000 produced. I am one happy man.
Thanks!! I just walked into my friends shop and there it was. I admit I was one lucky devil Ha Ha!!! I doubt if I will shoot it I gotta a 686 7" 7 shot non-fluted cylinder smith for that thing called play time.
You gotta be one tough cookie to do that. It would drive me mad to own a gun I had never shot. I would waste away. Why I wouldn't be able to eat, drink, or sleep till I fired that gun. That's why I could never be a collector even if I had the money. Some day your grand kids will thank you when they trade it for a set tires for their old car. Shoot it man and enjoy it while you can. Good luck.
Thats one fine firearm you picked up.