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1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:32:59 pm »
?Holy Crap?, at Rock Island auction, I placed a bid on an 1st model S&W Army 1899 & a Colt Army Special. Hammered down at $1000, SCORED! Anyone want an Army Special?
Without even shipped, getting in hand, The Army Special is sold.

Brian
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 06:37:04 pm by Dusty Tagalon »

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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 03:03:44 am »
OMG My Good Dusty -

PICTURES PLEASE!

Photos, Tintypes, Engravings, Etchings, any sort of electrrical representation!

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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 07:30:43 am »
" Anyone want an Army Special? "


Yeah !
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 04:05:55 pm »
Major; It hasn?t even shipped yet, but Army Special is sold.
Brian

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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 12:27:49 am »
Gracias Dusty!
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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 12:32:08 pm »
Was going to take 1899 to the range today, tried a 38 special in it, wouldn't fully seat. So located some short colt rounds to test functionality at range. Later found some 125gr in special brass, still will not seat , would have to crimp ahead of crimp grove.
It is not the bullet, an empty 38 special case will not seat, 38 special brass .17 too long. So I am guessing 38 Long Colt. Barrel stamped S&W 38 Mil.
The military model was made in 38 Long Colt.
Both civilian 1899 I have will shoot 38 Special.
Brian
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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 05:09:00 pm »
So I'm a little confused.  You said "short colt rounds" were too long.  Colt made both a 38 Short Colt and a 38 Long Colt, what round did you try?  Did you try a 38 Smith & Wesson, (what the Brits called the 38-200)?  The 38 S&W is a little larger in diameter than the 38 S&W Special but much shorter in length.
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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 12:08:58 pm »
Was going to take 1899 to the range today, tried a 38 special in it, wouldn't fully seat. So located some short colt rounds to test functionality at range. Later found some 125gr in special brass, still will not seat , would have to crimp ahead of crimp grove.
It is not the bullet, an empty 38 special case will not seat, 38 special brass .17 too long. So I am guessing 38 Long Colt. Barrel stamped S&W 38 Mil.
The military model was made in 38 Long Colt.
Both civilian 1899 I have will shoot 38 Special.
Brian
Yes, the military issue 1899 S&W were chambered in .38 (long) Colt. I also have a civilian model 1899 that was chambered for .38 Special
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Re: 1901 1899 S&W Army, Photo added
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 06:43:18 pm »
BTW, congratulations Dusty. Yours is in a lot nicer shape than mine.
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