Who has one of these old alloy J Frames? A shop here deals with a lot of old LE revolvers and for $150-$175 I don't think I can pass one of these up. I can live with the holster wear.
About nine years ago I was honored to be a guest at the Smith & Wesson factory in Springfield, Mass. To say that I was struck emotionally would be a big understatement. I began collecting and shooting Smith & Wesson revolvers some 45 years ago, and the opportunity to visit and see the inner workings of this iconic company was almost a religious experience. Among the thoughts running through my mind that heady day was, “I wonder if the guys who developed the Hand Ejector series of revolvers back in 1894 had any idea of how well they would be received?”
The pistol in question for today’s review is the Airweight .38, Model 37. If you are familiar with this particular firearm, then you know how many other models are similar, if not almost identical, to the Model 37. I happened to get my hands on one of these cool little revolvers.