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Gun ID

Postby swampwise » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:45 pm

I went digging around in some old inherited firearms the other day and found an interesting piece. I don't yet have any pics, but they will follow shortly. Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what exactly I have.

I found a Smith&Wesson revolver that appears to be a "Hand 32 Extractor" by the looks of the very old box. I did a little research and the only thing I could turn up was that they were made between 1896 and 1903. That's all good and everything, but I would expect such an old gun to be in much worse condition than this one. It literally looks like it was just bought today. The bluing is PERFECT, no scratches or dings AT ALL (as you will be able to see from the pictures I will post tomorrow), and the action seems to function flawlessly.

The things I do know about this gun for sure are:
It's a .32 caliber revolver,
It's a 6-shot,
It's in MINT condition,
It originally belonged to my great-grandfather, who died around 1940, bequeathed to my grandfather, bequeathed to my father.

I'm not looking to sell it at all, it being a family piece, but any info anyone can share would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Gun ID

Postby rmh » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:05 pm

I have one similar of the same vintage: S and W Military and Police, .32-20. Was my Grandfather's, he was a paymaster for a coal company, died in 1919 during the Spanish Flu epidemic.
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Re: Gun ID

Postby swampwise » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:38 pm

correction: the box says "Hand 32 Ejector". i guess i've been messing with O/U's for too long...
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Re: Gun ID

Postby ALMODUX » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:58 pm

Here's a thought: Let the ducks work and decoy.
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Re: Gun ID

Postby ALMODUX » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:58 pm

Here's a thought: Let the ducks work and decoy.
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Re: Gun ID

Postby swampwise » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:50 pm

it looks exactly like the last one, except with a longer barrel, and in much better condition.
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