GUN iver rivers hammerless .38

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  1. el capitan

    el capitan New Member

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    so i go visit my 86 year old grandma today and she tells me she has something for me. next thing i know she comes out of the back room holding this.....

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    no caliber markings, so i'm guessing its fairly old. it seems in pretty decent shape, the bore is so-so i haven't ran any patches through it to see what it really looks like.


    visit grandma receive handgun - hell yeah motherfucker
     
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    based on the serial i think it was made ~1902 or so.... trying to dig up some more info on it.
     
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    Nice, had a similar thing happen with my grandfather:

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    .38 S&W, made sometime in the 20's
     
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    nice, can you find .38 anywhere? i don't think i've ever seen any around me.
     
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    any idea how to break it down?
     
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    I looked on Midway, they list it, but I dont think they had it in when I looked. Took it to my gunsmith, said the thing was in perfect timing and would fire like new.
     
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    mine seems to have a little slop top to bottom, not sure if its an issue, or if i'm over thinking it a tad. the lock up on the cylinder seems pretty solid.
     
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    lol I bought one of those but with a hammer for 5$ at a yard sale once.
     
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    yeah, i know its not a high dollar piece... probably bought it originally out of the sears and roebuck catalog.

    its just cool to me that its been in the fam for a long ass time.
     
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    oh, and i just figured out how to break it down too.
     
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    lol I was not dissing it... just sharing.
     

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