"That sounds about two years too early to be a .357"
Of course it is. But, apparently, serial numbers with the Shooting Masters are a bit squirrley.
There's at least one thread here at TFL discussing that fact.
My guess is it dates from 1937 to 1940.
And holy hell... something just dawned on me... I don't think that can be a Shooting Master at all.
Shooting Masters had adjustable sights. This one... doesn't.
I think I'll pass.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.