Old S&W

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  1. joken

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    Made a deal on a nice old S&W yesterday. When I saw the gun it looked nice except, I think the cylinder had been replaced. It cocked with difficulty. Wouldn't cycle DA and the hammer flopped around after dropping. Dude said he didn't know anything was wrong with it.
     
  2. jbett98

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    Does the sideplate and it's screws looked messed with?
     
  3. Medic!

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    What model? And did you buy it. Or let the deal pass?
     
  4. joken

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  5. Sgt Nambu

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    It sounds ungood to me! I would certainly have a competent smith examine it first!
    I suggest that Velsey could do it for a very reasonable price!

    Oops, sorry! I just noticed the distance! I'd still have it checked though!
     
  6. mjbskwim

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    Not sure 300 wasn't a good price though it doesn't work.
    I'd put it in the safe for convo fodder
     
  7. Capn Jack

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    Pig in a Poke :mad:
     
  8. joken

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    I guess I didn't mention that I didn't buy it for $275. Someone might get it for a lot less now. The young guy didn't appear to be a gun guy so he may have not known it was screwed up. It probably shot fine SA.
     
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    I guess I'm sour, I been stung, through my own ignorance. :(
     
  10. Larrytpdx

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    Smart.
     
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  11. jbett98

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    Watch this video and then after you've removed the side cover the correct way, take a look see inside and determine if all the parts are there.
    If somethings missing, then I would go from there and see if it's worth spending anymore money on it.

     
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  12. Velzey

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    Ship it up to me I will make it work just fine!
     
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  13. joken

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    Update. I kept thinking about this old girl so I made him a offer and picked it up this morning. Only thing wrong was that the main spring wasn't connected. Now I gotta find the missing side plate screw. It's a pretty nice old hand ejector. I wish I knew which one it is. SW.JPG SW1.JPG
     
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  14. jbett98

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    Is the head of the rear remaining side plate screw head rounded like this?

    1405530.jpg
     
  15. joken

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    yes sir
     
  16. jbett98

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    Then I would order one through Numrich. Free shipping if you order with the free delivery code of the day.

    Sideplate Screw (Small Round Head)
    SMITH & WESSON | K-38 OUTDOORSMAN, BRITISH, K-22, MILITARY & POLICE, VICTORY

    SKU: 1405530A

    Sideplate Screw (Small Round Head)


    Our Price: $4.60
     
  17. pdxPope

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    Nice!
    They do kind of call to you, don't they? I have a soft spot in my heart (and head) for those old S&W revolvers. They are accurate, natural pointers and, for my money, have the sweetest action this side of a Python. Plus, each one was hand-fitted by a craftsman at a time when quality meant something. Every time you pull the trigger, you are stepping into a time machine. Don't try
    to hot rod it, and your great-grandchildren will be passing it down.

    All that for less than the price of a used Taurus!
     
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  18. joken

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    Thanks for your help. You saved me a lot of time. Ken
     
  19. joken

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    I have one that is about identical in 32-20 that is a lot of fun to plink with. I paid $600 for it though.
     
  20. pdxPope

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    Yeah, even if the numbers don't all match, I think you got a solid deal on that gun. Did you figure out the mfg. date?

    .32-20 is a HOOT! I have an 1917 Colt Army Special chambered in that. I'm a little surprised it's not more popular, with ballistics close to .32 mag if I remember right.
    Kinda spendy if you don't reload, tho.
     

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