Help with identification


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98C5
August 1, 2011, 06:08 PM
My buddies 32 S&W's. Any help would be appreciated.

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451 Detonics
August 2, 2011, 08:02 AM
Top is a 32 Safety Hammerless, I am guessing 3rd Model with the pinned front sight.

Bottom is a 32 Double Action either 4th or 5th Model. If the front sight is pinned it is a 4th Model.

On both a serial number would really help lock down which generation model they are.

rcmodel
August 2, 2011, 01:48 PM
Both appear to have been poorly refinished / re-plated, which seriously effects collector value.

The buffer dished out the side-plate & screws, and the triggers are plated, which they never were in a factory finish.

rc

Jim Watson
August 4, 2011, 03:21 PM
The little hammerless is a First Model, as made 1888-1902, the center top latch instead of a T-bar is characteristic of the early guns.
Not that a collector would care, these have been aftermarket plated as rc says.

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