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Old 02-08-2014, 05:13 PM
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This one just walked in off the street while I was browsing at a gun show today! It's a .22/32 pre-war kit gun in absolutely excellent condition. I'd rate it at 98+%, marred only by a slight turn line on the cylinder and some miniscule muzzle wear. By the serial number, I'd estimate its DOB as sometime in 1940. Numbers all match, including both stocks. No box, unfortunately, but I could NOT pass this one up. Here are some photos to show you what I mean! Anyone have a suitable box???

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:30 PM
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Great find! I would not mind having that one myself!
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What a beauty! Nice find
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:29 PM
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I know where one is in nearly the same condition! For sale to! I just don't have the big money.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:53 PM
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For those who are interested, this gun has an unusual combination of pre-war and post-war features. Current thinking on the S&W Forum is that this is one of the first postwar transitional guns, making it a pretty rare bird. Won't know for sure until I can nail down a shipping date. Follow this thread if you're interested:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-han...#post137710323

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A beautiful pre-war kit gun!

Wow! That's gorgeous! Mind me asking what the going rate is?
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:20 PM
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Wow! That's gorgeous! Mind me asking what the going rate is?
Check the 3rd edition of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, even though it's several years out of date now. Let's just say that the transition models with old and new features are quite valuable. I never say what I paid for any particular example. That would make some people cry and others ecstatic.

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No one will probably read thos, but I saw the same gun at a local pawn shop this past weekend. It was spectacular And they wanted 500 for it. No cash to spare so I walked away. Just was shocked that someone else saw one in the same condition etc.
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The same exact gun or just a 34?

$500 for that particular gun would be the bargain of all bargains.
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Wow, look at that bluing compared to later versions.
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The same exact gun or just a 34?

$500 for that particular gun would be the bargain of all bargains.
My exact thoughts but it has been awhile since I have seen a 34 in any condition for $500.
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WOW! That's a great looking gun. Your pic's are great thanks for sharing this one .
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very nice , its beautiful
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Compliments for both the revolver and the photos

Your snapshots sure make the revolver look good no matter what you paid, well done!
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