Posted February 26, 2016 7:00 pm by Comments

By Tom in Oregon

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Last weekend, I was at a friend’s mancave discussing some business. As usual, the topic of guns came up. As I was getting ready to leave he said he had something to show me. Out of his safe came the unusual case you see above made of ostrich skin. Before I opened it up, I knew this was going to be something special. I admired the fine stitching and craftsmanship with simple soldered buttons that went into making the case. After I opened it and pulled out the diminutive gat, I chastised my good friend for not making me wear some linen gloves to handle this museum piece . . .

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If you look closely, you can see two of my mitt prints on it.
As best as I can tell by serial number, this beauty was made around 1899. Some info on the pistol from Wikipedia:

The Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless models were produced from 1887 (1888 for the 32) to just before World War II. They were chambered in either .32 S&W …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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