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Smith and Wesson revolver?

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    Default Smith and Wesson revolver?

    I just got this revolver for free, found in the ground in eastern Europe. I will be refinishing this revolver and will keep it. Is this a smith and wesson and if so, what model\type is it? Does anyone know?

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    It's got o look of a S&W about it but the hammer looks wrong as does the trigger guard, maybe one of the many copies produced in 19th century Russia!..
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    Its certainly not a Smith and Wesson, but does have S & W design influences, as well as others. It has a very crude trigger guard, I imagine this is a replacement?

    My guess is its a Belgian made revolver c.1880. I will try to find some comparable Belgian examples.
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    My guess is that the trigger guard is a much later addition.
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    Certainly a later trigger guard added to it.Have You measured caliber?

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    I agree with the rest of the guys.. Smith and Wesson model 3 influence with a funky trigger guard. Most likely russian copy.
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    Yeah looks like a rip off of a S&W break-top. Funky trigger guard I agree. No hot loads for this baby. LOL

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    Almost certainly a Euro produced attempted clone of an S&W....probably a 40+ caliber, from the looks of the cylinder...
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    My guess is its a Belgian made revolver c.1880. QUOTE]

    Mine too.....at one time, as well as the smaller calibre pinfire revolvers, Belgium had quite a 'cottage industry' producing hinged-frame revolvers. I thought it looked Russian ( slightly Moisin-Nagant ) but the general design and the trigger guard point to a Liege product.

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    Yes, the trigger guard was added on later. It is just a piece of bent metal.

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