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.
assateague wrote: Indawoods wrote:
I had a great, great aunt born with a vestigial tail.
That was your great, great uncle. Tell him to turn around.