Can anyone identify this frame

DubiousDan

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It's a S&W, on the butt of frame it's marked V 7095.

They number on the frame under the crane is 74218.

The cylinder is 38 spl.

Barrel is 2" and is marked "38 S&W SPL." on one side and "SMITH & WESSON" on the other.

The barrel is in good shape.

The finish of the frame, cylinder and barrel do not match.

These belonged to a friend who was going to make a snub nose 38 out of it but didn't get to finish.

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Glenn B

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No expert but to me it looks a lot like S&W model 36 but they had other similar models. Model number may be on the inside of the crane or the frame that sits under/behind the crane.
 

DubiousDan

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No expert but to me it looks a lot like S&W model 36 but they had other similar models. Model number may be on the inside of the crane or the frame that sits under/behind the crane.
You may be correct but I can't be sure the crane and frame came from the same model.
 

Texasjack

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Model 36 didn't come out until 1950. This may be a Model 32, which had a lot of variants.

I suspect it's frustrating to have all those parts and yet they don't come together to go bang.
 

jar

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IIRC the Terrier (M32) was 38S&W and never in 38S&W Spl. Also, shouldn't the number on the crane match the number on the frame under the crane? If it was a 36 that latch says it should be in the era when model numbers were stamped on the frame under the crane.

Side bet.

Your friend got the gun in pieces parts and it's very likely none of the pieces parts were born together.
 
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