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Working on Old Firearms

Hey all,
Today I stripped down a S&W Victory .38 special
Haven’t been able to pin down the exact date of manufacturing. Still working on that. Somewhere around 1940-1944 ???
Missing original grips and lanyard ring.
I have the opportunity to add this to my collection.
It was very very dirty!
Took my time and all went good.
Very enjoyable and relaxing

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@Captainjack88 I like those grips. Think it adds a little character to the Smithy.

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@Don68
Thanks Don,
If I get this pistol I was thinking about buy grips and a lanyard ring for it.
Go back to the original look.
Found them both on eBay.

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call smith&wesson on the number brother, they will break it to month and year. love them old warhorses…

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@GOBLIN

Hey Buck✌️
Sent them a email.
Be a few days for them to hit me back.
No worries I got time.
:v::v:

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Looking great. What do the stock grips look like? I kinda like the look of the ones on it
Tom

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@TomT
Thanks Tom
They where Walnut, early models had the S&W medallion.

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Thanks for the picture and info. Still like the ones on it now. :slight_smile:

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@TomT
Ya me too.
For 20$ I will get them just to have em.
The Serial number on the ebay grips are off 48,400.
Today I’m working on 1946 Remington Model 81 in .300 Savage

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All done✌️
Fun Fun✌️



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Love the Model 8 and the model 81, both remind me of my old A5 Humpback, as they were made off JM browning patents, tough as nails, easy maintenance, last damn near forever.
@Captainjack88 excellent rifle my brother. thats one i would take out on a candlelight dinner, maybe a romantic harbor cruise, defiantly put a ring on it :heart_eyes:
I been lax lately doing newer firearm builds, gotta find me a older girl to freshen up…
lil history on the 81 woodsmaster
ataleoftwothirties.com/?p=871

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@GOBLIN

You Bet Buck✌️
Good read TOO!
Tanks✌️

Got me a Humpback coming this week!!!
Don’t know anything about but this pic
Said I’d take it.

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Xfine brass wool will pull that speckling off without killing the finish. see ya still got tha gold on your trigger.closet kept in its past right? hows the bore look?

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@GOBLIN

You have seen as much as I have.
Got the pic I posted from a buddy, I said I’d take it
Hope to stop by this week and get it.

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if its a later model belgium or Jap, bettin its Belgium, by the stock, difference being is of it fires 2 3/4" and 3 " shells, ya gotta remember to flip tha ring. if ya dont it will split the forearm. i a bell and carlson stock and fore arm on mine, as i still hunt with it. plus i picked up the set for 100$ as it was NOS and the box was beat up :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp:
https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/auto-5-semi-automatic-shotgun.html

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you can never ever go wrong with a A5, no matter where or who made it.

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@GOBLIN
Always wanted a Browning.
Called my buddy, said it is a Belgium 2-3/4

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ya gotta remember to flip tha ring. if ya dont it will split the forearm. i
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NOS
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All you guys abbreviate a lot and most time I don’t get it. I’m trying to pick it up. Sometimes I copy and search the net. :v::v::v::v::v::v::v::v::v:

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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
NOS= New Old Stock (been on the shelf a while)
filp your ring= under the forearm once you screw off the tube nut, is a spring and a tapered ring. the 2 3/4" -3" had a double taper. the short taper is less preload the long taper was more preload, if ya used the short taper with a e" shell recol was snappier, lighter load on spring and it tended to split the forearm. :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal:

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Happy President Day✌️
No range time this weekend. Laying low because I have been sick. This morning tinkering with a Ruger NRA edition MK II. Not a super old
Looking forward to shooting this.

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if you break it down, luck be with you my brother. truly one of those “come to Jesus” moments on reassembly… :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp:

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