Friday, February 24, 2012
Inyhoo... he also... well, I'll let him tell you...
"You ever seen one of these? Would it be possible to use the internet (he doesn't use computers) to find out something about this?"
And he pulled this out of his jacket pocket... (per usual, emclicken to embiggen)
It has the appearance of an old Smith and Wesson design of its early model Police revolvers. But this one is made in Espana. (It's written on the barrel sans any other markings but serial number.)
Blued steel, four inch barrel and walnut grips, lanyard ring on the lower grip frame, S&W type cylinder release, with a real firing pin. Caliber is in question: somewhere between a .38 and a .308. (I'm thinking .32- though not a .32 S&W Special- but have no means of measuring the cylinder. Yet.) The action is very tight, showing a decent quality arms maker but there are milling marks on much of the flat surface. The DA trigger pull is somewhere between the SKS on the low end and pulling a John Deere tractor on the high end. Single action pull is smooth and crisp, though not on par with the Colt, Smith or Ruger.
There are some rust spots on it that he couldn't get totally removed with cleaning, especially in the bore.
Handling a weapon this old, with obvious signs of use, although not well cared for for years, makes me wonder about its history. Hopefully, it creates a stir in someone here as well, with a few more facts or guesses about it.
Bless God, God bless.