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    Are you certian that the gun is a Smith & Wesson? I'm no expert on the break top models, but the trigger, sideplate and grip contour don't look right for it to be a S&W. Also, S&W is well known for properly marking their products where as this gun has little or no markings. There does appear to be what's left of a trademark on the right side just above the grip. But I can't quite make it out. Could this gun have been refinished resulting in destroying the original markings?
    Bear in mind that in the early 20th century S&W was having major problems with many Spainish companies illegally copying their designs. The copies were sold all over Europe. Quality ranged from very good to outright junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayfox View Post
    Are you certian that the gun is a Smith & Wesson? I'm no expert on the break top models, but the trigger, sideplate and grip contour don't look right for it to be a S&W. Also, S&W is well known for properly marking their products where as this gun has little or no markings. There does appear to be what's left of a trademark on the right side just above the grip. But I can't quite make it out. Could this gun have been refinished resulting in destroying the original markings?
    Bear in mind that in the early 20th century S&W was having major problems with many Spainish companies illegally copying their designs. The copies were sold all over Europe. Quality ranged from very good to outright junk.
    Actually, I was thinking it looks very similar to my IverJohnson, but there appears to be a section of frame showing behind the grip panels. I think one poster asked about this possibly being a grip safety. Please compare to the break top in my album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimberRB View Post
    HK I was about to ask the same thing.
    Me too. I like that design. Do you plan to shoot it, or just keep it as a collector's item?

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