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Old 02-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Bushmaster1313 Bushmaster1313 is offline
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Range Report -- 101 years, 3 months and 5 days after S&W shipped to St. Louis

Smith & Wesson .44 Special Hand Ejector
Shipped October 30, 1916 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO



Taken to the range on February 4, 2018

6 rounds -- single action at 4 yards:



6 rounds -- single action at 14 yards:

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Old 02-04-2018, 06:15 PM
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Old school goodness. And it still shoots. Great pistol, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:20 PM
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Excellent. Quality says it all.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:06 PM
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That 'Triple lock' has a drool factor of 10+!

You see few in that condition, very few.

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Old 02-05-2018, 08:54 AM
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That is a thing of beauty. Enjoy.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:20 PM
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Smith & Wesson .44 Special Hand Ejector
Shipped October 30, 1916 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO



Taken to the range on February 4, 2018

6 rounds -- single action at 4 yards:



6 rounds -- single action at 14 yards:

Gorgeous.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:36 PM
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That is beautiful
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:03 PM
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That is simply stunning. Congrats!
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:50 PM
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Love it!
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:10 PM
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Man, that is my Grail Gun! Congratulations, I hate you! [wanders off whimpering]
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:32 AM
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That's worth a happy dance anyday !
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:03 AM
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I'm not much of a revolver guy, but that one is NICE! And to see it shoots well even being so old is just a testament to how well it was made.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:27 PM
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Very nice.....
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:24 PM
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I'm the revolver guy you mother warned you about!

Would love to hear the stories if it could talk! How it was loved by it's previous owner(s)!

Shoot safe, shoot often......revolvers of course!
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:42 PM
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That is a wonderful looking gun, original finish? I am a fan of the 44 special, have three of them but no smiths. Never came across an older one in a condition like that one. Great find.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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original finish? .
I believe it is the original finish
The picture I took above is at the perfect angle to hide blemishes
Up close and personal it looks original



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Old 02-07-2018, 08:55 PM
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Wowzers Batman! Me likey Smitty revos....
That thing is quite nice. Glad to see she's still shoots well too.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:06 AM
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Thanks for posting the closeups. Still think itís a great find, those are just normal wear marks of a gun that was used, not abused.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:38 AM
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Beautiful revolver and great groupings!
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:07 AM
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Nice gun.

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