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I have an old S&W top break with no serial number. It is the

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I have an old S&W top break with no serial number. It is the larger, (44) frame. Like I said, I cannot find a serial number, but it has some markings on the frame under the grip. One appears to be JB, The other a crown and JJ. The revolver does not currently function, is it serviceable?
Todd Kiel
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

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Is it broken and you are asking if it can be fixed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am wondering exactly what I have and if it can be fixed or if it is worth fixing?
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

It should be able to be fixed by a reputable gunsmith. I'll give you pricing and you can decide if it is worth it when you get a quote from a gunsmith.

1. Can you attach some photos of both sides of the gun in full?

2. Do you see any patent marks (check the barrel)?

3. Do you see any numbers on the bottom of the grip?

Philip

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sending a few pics, admittedly, not very good ones, but, there is no serial number on the butt frame, there is a faint Smith & Wesson rollmark on top of the barrel, and there are some stamps on the grip frame when you remove the grips
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 1 year ago.

OK. Also, sometimes rubbing some white chalk over the faint markings will help bring them out.

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