Make: Herman Schmidt, Germany (Madison Import Corporation)
Serial Number: 151621
Year of Manufacture: 1950’s and 60’s
Caliber: .22 Short, Long or Long Rifle
Action Type: Single or Double Action with Side-Gate Loading
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Cal. .22 L.R.”. The left side of the frame is marked with 3 proof marks. The bottom of the grip is marked “Madison Import Corp. / 151621”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Made In Germany”.
Barrel Length: 3 7/8”
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a grooved receiver and a blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered brown plastic with an “HS” logo on each side, and marked “Made In Germany” on the bottom of the right grip. The grips show light handling marks with no mars in the checkering. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and cylinder are blued steel while the frame is black painted alloy.
Finish Originality: The barrel is original. Either the frame was refinished, or it was very crudely finished at the factory. There are indentations in the right side under the finish and sanding marks in front and behind the cylinder on both sides.
Bore Condition: As well as could be determined, since we could not remove the cylinder, the bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its metal finish. The cylinder shows handling marks and wear on the back edge. The edge of the loading gate has gouges, but these appear to be as-cast at the factory. The grip screw is not disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger pull is moderate but clean, while the double action pull is hard. The cylinder lock-up is very tight. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This type of revolver was made famous as a “Saturday Night Special”. This 8 shot revolver will make a great plinker, or just carry it along in the bottom of your backpack or tackle box on those backwoods camping trips.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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