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Old January 8, 2011, 12:24 AM   #26
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well i have contacted a few different companies and nobody seems to work on this particular type of revolver so I guess it will go into the safe till I can find someone to work on it, or find the need to sell it, thanks for all the info and help.
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Old January 8, 2011, 11:05 AM   #27
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A friend and I had elderly S&Ws worked on by David Chicoine.
http://www.oldwestgunsmith.com/gunsmith/

He could make yours look good but it won't be cheap.
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:23 PM   #28
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Member Hammer IT has had some wonderful restorations done by Fords:
http://crosbydemo.com/index.html

Searching his name will bring up some great before & after pics. I've no idea wether they'll work on a topbreak, but it doesn't hurt to call them.
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:33 PM   #29
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Restorations, done right, are never cheap. That is why it is important to choose the item carefully, even if the restorer doesn't. I recall one old gun that a man had restored elsewhere after I advised against it. The restoration was good, but cost nearly $400, high at that time; the gun was worth $25 before and maybe $75 after, but the owner was happy.

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Old January 14, 2011, 12:56 PM   #30
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I noticed that those grips look like they would fit a current production round butt S&W revolver.
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Old January 14, 2011, 03:05 PM   #31
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Blue Train, they might. I have replaced grips on S&W breaktop .32 and .38 revolvers with grips from the J frame. They are a bit long (easily taken care of) but otherwise fit perfectly; even the pin is in the right place.

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Old January 14, 2011, 04:51 PM   #32
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The more things change, the more things stay the same. I also notice that some of the so-called classic S&W revolvers (which might be called reproductions, in a manner of speaking) actually have the very old style slim grips.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:41 PM   #33
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E. C. Meacham Arms Co., St. Louis (1884)

NEW MODEL 44, No. 3.
Blued or Plated.
Central Fire, Double Action, six shot, weight 2 1/4 lbs.,
Cal 44-100, Length of barrel 4-inch, $17.50; 5-inch $17.81;
6-inch...$18.12; EXTRA, Pearl Stocks, $5.00; Ivory, 2.18.

Pictured with revolver is a cartridge marked 44 RUSSIAN

And the headline at the top of the page;
Smith & Wesson Automatic Revolvers.
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