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S&W N-frame .45 D.A. M1937 Brazilian

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by bt97006, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    Close to the same gun as a S&W M1917 from WW1 but was built by Smith and Wesson at a later date on contract for the Brazilian military. There is some history to these surplus guns found here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1917_revolver#Later_Use

    http://www.notpurfect.com/main/m1917.h

    I would consider this example to be a shooter vs a collector and a fine shooter it is. Lots of fun in a full size revolver plus you don't have to hunt for your brass after its all over. I am no expert but I think this has had a re-blue at some point and there is some pitting on the side plate and frame. Functions and fires fine. I did have the mainspring break and it has been replaced with a wolf aftermarket standard power spring. If I remember correctly I ordered the mainspring in a spring kit from wolf so I have the various other replacement springs for this pistol as well. Aftermarket Hogue rubber grips are installed and makes it very comfortable to fire and handle. Shoots 45 acp with full moon clips, (10 included) or .45 Auto Rim with out the use of clips. Uncle Mikes nylon holster included as well. I'm asking $475 for the package or possibly trade for a revolver in 357 mag. w/ at least a 4" barrel or a compact .45, open to other offers as well.
    P.M. with questions or for more pictures
    Local F2T deals only with proper proof of I.D. please.

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  2. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Albany OR Member

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    How does it lock up and how is the bore?? I have a 686+ 4"I may be interested in trading.
     
  3. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    I am no expert on revolvers as this has been my first one but the lockup seems good to me. There is a very small bit of wiggle when rotating the cylinder back and forth by hand when it is closed up but it fires just fine and does not shave any lead. The bore is clean and bright as I attempt to show in the picture below.

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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Is there any flame cutting at cylinder gap to bore on topstrap?

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  5. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Albany OR Member

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    PM sent let with possible trade offers
     
  6. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    Not that I am aware of... Here is my attempt at a picture of what I think is the area in question. Sorry for my limited photo skills and use of a camera phone...

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  7. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Albany OR Member

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    here is the 686

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  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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