1920s S&W REGULATION POLICE .38 Revolver SMITH & WESSON C&R
VERY NICE Double Action Smith & Wesson Revolver
Here we present a C&R Smith & Wesson .38 Regulation Police Double Action Revolver manufactured circa the 1920s in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Regulation Police line was introduced in March of 1917, about a month before the United States declared war on Germany. Later that year the company was given over completely to wartime production of the U.S. Army Model of 1917, a heavy-frame revolver that chambered the .45 ACP cartridge. Thus only a few thousand Regulation Police revolvers were produced before production was curtailed. Production did not ramp up again until 1919.
The Regulation Police was available in two calibers, the .32 Long and .38 S&W (not to be confused with the 38 Special). The .38 S&W is the shorter and less powerful cartridge that S&W introduced for their top break revolvers about 40 years earlier. The .38 version got its own serial number sequence, starting at 1 and running to about 55,000 in 1940, when commercial production was suspended again for wartime contracts.
The overall condition is fine. Original blue finish and case colors. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The grip is in fine condition. Numbers match. 5-Shots.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4 inches.
Caliber: .38 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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