It came with some live ammo, from what I understand it has been fired. I do agree it's possibly a fake, as there are no cerisl numbers on the item that I can see. And a two screw side plate.Not a S&W expert, but I’m not aware of any with that side plate style or S&Ws with a vent ribbed barrel. cutout for the Hand doesn’t seem right either (basically using the side plate to complete the window. Some of the internals don’t look correct either.
Someone better equipped to answer you question will likely be along. My guess would be that it was a replica (not meant to use live ammo). Condition would prevent that any way.
If it were a S&W the model number should be on the frame under the yoke that pivots the cylinder out from the frame.
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your experience. No I do not want to fire it, stripped it and cleaned it for someone, trigger does not return well, and it's a bit on the dodgy side. Thanks again.I don't think that it's a S&W either. There's nothing about it that resembles one from the inside out. I'm surprised that whoever manufactured that gun was able to stamp the S&W trade mark logo on the slide plate without being in violation of any patent laws? At any rate I hope that you have no intention of firing it. Not only is it in terrible condition but it looks crudely made.