A Classic Depression-Era Cop Gun

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Ed Harris posted this 15 May 2018

Got lucky on another GunBroker auction.  Never expected my $300 bid would win it!  Somebody's "sock drawer" gun, bore mint, zero end shake, cylinder gap pass 0.004/ hold 0.005", cylinder throats .362", range report will follow.

 

 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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GP Idaho posted this 15 May 2018

Great find Ed, I have to start paying more attention to Gun Broker. That's a beauty!  Gp

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JeffinNZ posted this 15 May 2018

Remarkably tidy Ed.

Cheers from New Zealand

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Pentz posted this 16 May 2018

Wow!

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John F. posted this 16 May 2018

Awesome!!  Well Done!  

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M3 Mitch posted this 17 May 2018

Ed, maybe you should consider buying some lottery tickets, your luck seems to be very good lately!

I think a lot of guys when they figure out 38 S&W is not 38 Special, decide they don't want the gat.  I like it when they think like that, more such for the rest of us who appreciate them!

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oscarflytyer posted this 19 May 2018

Nice.  Almost certain I was watching that one and a number of others.  But really trying to get a Colt in 32-20 first.  And maybe a Colt in 32 S&W Long.  Or Smith.  Then going to try to pick up a cpl Colts or Smiths like this in 38 SPC.

 

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BigMan54 posted this 19 May 2018

That is a very fine deal, and a great looking revolver. Good shooting to you.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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M3 Mitch posted this 13 July 2018

Well, have you had a chance to shoot this one yet?  Have you figured out what year of production is?

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Ed Harris posted this 13 July 2018

Year of production is 1925.

Sights are on at 25 yards with factory 146-grain LRN.

Good shooter.

 

 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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RicinYakima posted this 13 July 2018

Very nice POA and POI over lap.

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M3 Mitch posted this 17 July 2018

Quite a bargain for a really excellent wheel-gun.  I guess handloads with 145 to 150 grain bullets would be what it likes.

Good shooting. 

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Ed Harris posted this 17 July 2018

Most .38 S&W fixed sight guns shoot "on" with 2.5 grains of Bullseye and 36-155D or 36-159H. 

My British S&W Victory requires 36-176P, whereas my Aussie one likes 36-190T

Bullet Weight Vs. POI

My 9mm S&W 940 when using either cast in 9mm or .38 S&W ammo without clips requires 36-142H to be spot-on.

My "Bubba'ed Banker Special with 2-1/2" barrel likes 36-190T.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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