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Smith and Wesson 44 double action first model

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by vintonla, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. vintonla

    vintonla Portland New Member

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    A friend of mine had one of the above in 44 Russian. I is a top break, and a potentially valuable gun except many years ago someone cut the barrel to 2.5 inches. Attached are pictures of it and one of what it should look like. ut. Does anyone have ideas where the best places are to look for a replacement barrel. Or is he wasting his time as the value of the revolver has been destroyed.

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  2. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I don't really have any valuable input for you but I think it looks pretty rad cut down like that.
     
  3. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    The value of a antique/collectible gun is typically based on how much of the gun is original such as parts and finish. I would leave it as is it's been bubba'd up enough and will never be worth as much as an original/unmolested gun.