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Old 10-04-2013, 05:03 PM
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Default ID of Miss Fisher's Revolver?

PBS series "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," set in 1928 Australia. I don't have much experience with revolvers - can anybody ID her gold-plated revolver for me, and if it is period correct? It isn't on IMFDB, or anywhere else I could find. (These screen capture pictures are the best I can come up with.)











Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:09 PM
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smith + wesson 5 shot J frame - cylinder latch places it as late 1950's or later --

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:33 PM
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Probably a S&W 36, .38 Spl. Looks like a 5-shot cylinder, .22s and .32s had six shots. Not a mid-'50s gun, cylinder latch and front sight are later. Pinned, so could be as late as 1980 or so. I had one from 1976 that looked exactly like this. When was the show shot?

Anachronism. Nothing like this existed in 1928. A shorty from that time period would have been an I-frame, this one is a J-frame.

Have to check the books to be sure.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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When was the show shot?
It's still in production - the first season was last year.

I thought that thing looked too modern, but wasn't sure. Thanks all.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:38 AM
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Probably a S&W 36, .38 Spl. Looks like a 5-shot cylinder, .22s and .32s had six shots. Not a mid-'50s gun, cylinder latch and front sight are later. Pinned, so could be as late as 1980 or so. I had one from 1976 that looked exactly like this. When was the show shot?
Anachronism. Nothing like this existed in 1928. A shorty from that time period would have been an I-frame, this one is a J-frame.
Think you're right.

Caliber would be .38 S&W (not .38 S&W Special) or .32.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:47 PM
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+1 on the S&W 36.
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