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    S&W Regulation Police

    Found this at a gun show in Hamilton Montana this past week end.
    A very nice S&W Regulation Police, 38 S&W, 4", round butt w/what I perceive to be square butt adaptive grips. The grips are checkered walnut w/large diamond around screw but do not have a S&W medallion. No SN on butt, it is on the front side of the grip frame and on the cylinder. Assembly # is on frame, crane and grips.
    The SN is 36XXX.
    Is this an "I" frame?
    What year does it date to?
    Thanks, but I don't have the capability of posting pics.

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    Post .38 Regulation Police - Pre-War



    MMCSRET, my guess is you're describing the revolver pictured above. Your serial number indicates pre-War, about 1917-1940, having a serial number range of 1-54474. And yes, it would be an 'I' frame revolver. Hope this helps.

    Steve Mace
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    Thats the one!!!!!!!!! Mine shows slightly more blue wear and came with a beautiful S.D. Myres basket weave, lined, holster. I found out early this morning that it was shipped in '35 or '36.
    Thanks

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    nice find

    mine does well with 2-2.2 gr bullseye under a .360 158gr LRN.
    it is a soft shooting, accurate round for 25 to 50 feet. gentle
    on the old gun also. .358's work, but accuracy is rather diminished.
    Teachers can learn ua the rules;
    Experience teaches you the exceptions

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    A nice early Smith. I have a later gun in .38 S&W that I've shot with handloads.

    I use 2.4 Bullseye with a Speer hollow base wadcutter bullet seated out (not flush) and crimped. This is a good-shooting mild load at 50 feet from my 2" S&W. The hollow base helps with the accuracy.

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    I just came in from casting a couple hundred 146 gr. RN from an old Ideal mold I've had for years, #358246 drops at .360 and 146 gr. from air cooled WW. Should work.

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