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Help Identify S&W Revolver***

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by k1200ltc509, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. k1200ltc509

    k1200ltc509 Member

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    Help with identifying this S&W Revolver please. This is an old one that I recovered from a Bandit(read family member).

    It is a S&W revolver with 4" Barrel. 5 Screw. Marked 32wcf Cartridge on right side of barrel. SN is 74***, a five digit also. Also, trade over S&W emblem with the word mark underneath. Serial # is also on the rear of the cylinder. What is it and when was it made? Oh, barrel is pinned, cylinder is NOT recessed! Any help appreciated. Thanks, Rick Gibbs
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  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    It's a .32-20
     
  3. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Old Cowboy

    Isn't the full model name 32-20 Hand Ejector?????
     
  4. Jim R

    Jim R Ljutic Nut TS Supporters

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    With that seriasl number it is a .32-20WCF Hand Ejector Model 1905 4th Change.

    Between 1915 and 1940 78,983 were produced. Serial Number range 65,701-144,684


    Check out this site

    http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-hand-ejectors-1896-1961/
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Always wanted one of those, but every one I've seen was flat worn out, probably from shooting high velocity rifle loads, which are a no-no in this gun.
     
  6. Allen-MX8

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    I have one that is nickel plated, very good condition. I have never shot it however.

    Allen
     
  7. k1200ltc509

    k1200ltc509 Member

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    I have identified and got the info on the revolver. The finish is worn, but mechanically it is 99%. Brian, I know where this one came from and I bet there isn't but MAYBE 500 rounds have been put thru it. And none of it was the rifle stuff. My father always cautioned me about that, and he was the second owner. He got it for the rediculous debt owed to him of $7.00 back then.

    Ill probably confine its use to reloads only, something to plink with around the farm. bore is brite and shiny too, sharp lands and grooves. Thanks for all the help, RG
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I'd bring it on smith and wesson forum they like that stuff.
     
  9. oskerspap12

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    Jim R is correct,its a Model 1905
     
  10. EE

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    Formally, it's a Military and Police Model of 1905 4th Change. AKA the original M&P. Further, according to the Standard Catalog, no 32-20 (32WCF) ever had medallions on the grips, so those are probably not original.
     
  11. quartering

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    unless you wiped the gun down with wd-40 before you took the pic, the grips look shinier than the barrel which makes me think polyurethane from a can. regardless, the wood is probably still worth 200 bucks to a collector! good luck with it
     
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