My old S&W break top

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  1. kwc271

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    7932081E-6BC0-4788-987B-62DBB42FD002.jpeg here is my old S&W single action in .38 S&W. The nickel is a bit worn but she is tight and shots good.
     
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    Cool. Mine is a 2d model Safety Hammerless .32. A "lemon squeezer".

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    Good looking pistol
     
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    The Smith & Wesson intelligentsia will correct me if I'm wrong, please, but...

    I think you have what my circle has always called the "Baby Russian". One of the nicer latchtop .38 SW guns.
     
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    AK , I believe you are correct.
    Very nice REVOLVER.
    Regards,

    ezra
     
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    You inspired me to dig in the safe. The top gun is a Harrington & Richardson hammerless in 32 S&W. A friend gave it to me. It was rusted solid, top break and all. I fiddled and cleaned and finally got it working again. Pretty rough, but a neat old gun.
    The bottom one is a US Revolver, also in 32 S&W. It was carried by my great uncle in WW1. I found it under a drawer in a built in cabinet when my aunt died. It works too. I have shot it.

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    And, that inspired me to do something for these old relics. I am going to hang them on the wall by my chair so I can admire them. Gotta make this work.

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    Let's see somebody's New Model #3!
     
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    So let's play the ol' top break game!! :rolleyes:

    U.S. Revolver that belonged to my grandfather in .38S&W. He carried it in Chicago in the 30's. Locks up tight!!

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    -John
     
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    Cool pistol!
     
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    That’s a pretty gun @slysir .

    Who said ‘top break’?

    How about one of these? It is a 1934 Enfield No. 2 Mk 1 in 380/200 or 38 S&W.

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    It doesn’t live in the proper holster, but I like this holster much better.

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    I have had that lanyard since I was about 10 years old. I made an arrow quiver out of buckskin way back then and used the lanyard for the shoulder strap. I uncovered the quiver a few years ago and decided the lanyard would look better on the Enfield.
     
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    June of 1976 I was a hungover 17 year old in a hotel room in either Hamburg or Munich. TV was on, and I watched a brutal massacre of students in Soweto, South Africa. I was shocked at the violence, but was also a bit flabbergasted that the South African police were armed in the main with Enfield revolvers-old school gear even 42+ years back.

    Nevada, the survival rate of those Enfields with the hammer spurs and single action lockwork intact is really really low. I've never seen one except in photos.
     
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    I managed to talk a friend out of it years ago. He never forgave me... ;)
     
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    Another piece of the story I forgot about. Several bits I guess.
    The date is 1934 and the barrel date is ‘35. This indicates it was built in 34 and put in service in ‘35 I am told. The grips also correspond to a 1934 date. The interesting part is this.

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    I’m told that means it was an Egyptian Police firearm. The original unit registration on the butt has been marked out. I was trying to find info on the Arabic marking and found my 2009 post on gunboards. LOL... I did find the pic of my RAF original holster too. Wonder where that is?
     
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    Very cool. My father has a S&W Model 2 like yours. We shot it a few months ago with some modern manufacture black powder .38 S&W ammunition from Buffalo Arms.

     
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    My little brother has grandpa's old S&W .32 top break, and a .455 Webley. Both in non-working condition, but still cool pieces.
     
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    My old Safety Hammerless in .38 S&W
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    Anyone got any schematics for the ones made by Meriden Firearms by chance? Hammerless in 38S&W.
     
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    That's a beaut!

    My only top break.
    Webley Mk II bubba'd to .45ACP.

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    Very nice!
     
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    I like how threads like this encourage long time members with few posts to participate.

    @AB McLeod member for nine years with less than 1,000 posts
    @Cornhusker member since 2011 and less than 100 posts

    Welcome to the discussion!! Good to see ya'll alive and well! :dblthumb:

    -John
     
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    Ya'All made me pull out my box of these... But I didn't upload the pics. GRR

    Any how 4-5 H&R's exactly like Nevada Blues pics.. a couple Smiths a SA I dont ever see and two Model 1 1/2's in 38 S&W and 3-4 more oddities... A 38 RF Comander SA, a American BULLDOG that has the best DA trigger pull I have ever seen. YES, Better than a well tuned Python!

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    Since no one else shared one, here is the one I was lucky enough to find.

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    Awesome pistol
     
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    Oof!
     
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    If I knew anything you guys didn't already know, I'd jump in a little more.
    As it is, all I can contribute is ignorance and silly questions, but I learn a lot here. :D
     
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    Love those old webleys.
     
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    I hate you guys! ;)
    One of the few guns left on my wish list is one of the old Russian top breaks... even a repro..
     
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    Are you talking about a Russian break top, or a repro of the S&W that was made for Russia; such as this one:

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    I have allways loved the breaktop .32s and .38s. I have been keeping a casual eye out for one, thinking they are a perfect size for the back pocket for woods wandering, and the round would be super easy to load for.
     

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