A powerful and economical pistol. These were only made for 2 years or so. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. They were created by collectors as a shorthand way of identifying general classifications when discussing guns among themselves. Note: You can find all kinds of variations, with additional war and post war markings. Even if you ask Google for some help, you might have to wade through a multi-page forum thread to get a straight answer.
After the M13 was withdrawn from service, a higher-pressure cartridge, the Caliber. There is rebounding hammer with an internal hammer block that positively prevents the firing pin from hitting the primer of a chambered cartridge until the trigger is pulled back, thus rendering the gun safe to carry with the cylinder fully loaded. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000…………. The front sight is the angled quick draw front blade introduced with the -5 series and the rear sight is the traditional square notch machined into the top of the frame. These pistols are usually tough, reliable, and excellent shooters.
In my meager collection I have S-987266. The only one that I've actually seen had the High Speed hammer and it was not among those that went to China. The hammer pivot stud will be pressed in place and barely visible below the thumbpiece. The aluminum cylinder proved insufficiently strong to withstand continued firing with standard. Shooting a bit low with these 125-130 grain loads was not surprising, as I figured the gun was intended for use with 158 grain police loads.
When I find out more I will let you know. However, this test gun has a tight and uniform cylinder gap, tight cylinder crane to frame fit and a uniformly machined cylinder star. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Check for patent pending on top of the hammer. Does anyone know the smith wesson.
For home defense, nothing is safer, more accurate, more reliable or more ambidextrous than a revolver. If you want more detailed information on any of these models, I highly recommend picking up the which was a huge help in verifying the info for the chart. We acquire items of any vintage and any condition from estates for any liquidation purpose. In its high condition, all parts matching, superb build and 2nd year of production bragging rights, collectors are going to scramble to catch this beauty. Prior to 1981, the barrel was threaded into the frame and pinned in place, while current Model 10 barrels are simply threaded into the frame sans pin.
Navy orders you will find no acceptance marks on the original two contracts they placed. The frame is straight and the barrel is correctly aligned in the frame. After persistent reports on cylinder and frame failure with the M13 and its counterpart, the , the Air Force attempted to remedy the issue by issuing a dedicated low-pressure. The first two digits reflect the caliber 9, 40, or 45. One thing to keep in mind is it was originally made for the less powerful. We will purchase or consign single items or entire collections.
In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. Jack, my check was cashed last week so I will be getting the letter soon. I have never understood the gun manufacturers' fascination with sharp edges on handguns. Mechanics: The action functions correctly.
This can very depending on the contract. I have talked to many ex-military personnel that carried them as late as the 1980s, as you can see these pistols played a significant part of our history. Here are a few pictures, the last patent date is Dec. I would like to capture yours for my research on these unique revolvers released in '46-'48. Type of Finish: Blued, with case colored smooth trigger and checkered hammer. V1 to approximately V39,999 were predominately. There are a few tiny spots of light surface etching on the right side plate, covered by the upper grip panel extension; the other surfaces only have a few tiny scuffs from storage.