Chinese copy of a S&W 5-screw J-Frame, .38 caliber, with half-moon front sight, 4″ barrel, and notched rear sight. Fake, nonsense address on top of barrel. Fake S&W logo on left frame. Checkered bordered grips with fake S&W brass escutcheons.
Chinese copy of a 5-screw Smith and Wesson revolver, #96.
Generally horrible, with little original blue, now presenting as a mottled brown with scattered pitting. Hammer will advance cylinder and bolt engages but hammer will not stay cocked. No problem in DAO mode. Dull bore with shallow rifling. Grip screw too distressed to remove. If you are a Smith & Wesson collector this revolver would be your nightmare! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED! NOT TO BE FIRED!