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Help to ID a S&W 32-20 Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Rmasters3, Jun 15, 2010.

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  1. Rmasters3

    Rmasters3 Member

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    The barrel reads: "32 W.C.F. CTG" I've been told both that it's a 1905 hand ejector, and a Model 10, but I dodn't find a MOdel 10 in anything but a .38.
    Any help would be appreciated. The box and Manual shown are S&W, but not origianl to the gun.
     

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  2. Smith357

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    The grips and the box point to a fairly new gun that may have a model number on the crane that is visible when you swing out the cylinder. but then a 5 screw should have diamond grips which leads me to belive the grips are not original to the gun.


    Edit: the box and the grips threw me off, neither belong to that gun. It is a 5 screw that has a pre war ejector rod and hammer spur, it is most likely a Model of 1905 32-20 hand ejector. I'm not versed enough in pre war S&Ws to know what change/version it is. Model numbers did not start until 1957.
     
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  3. Ron James

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    It is a .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905, The model 10 designation was not used by S&W until 1957. Before that they had " Names". What is the serial number? There were 5 changes, the gun was in production until 1940
     
  4. DickM

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    The .32-20 Hand Ejector did not evolve into the Model 10. The gun that did was the .38 Military and Police, and it was chambered in .38 Special, as indicated earlier. To the OP: if you'd like to post the serial number (replace the last couple digits with "XX" if you like), I or somebody else with the S&W book can tell you more about the gun, including when it was made.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Yep, looks like a Model of 1905. Looks to be in great shape.
     
  6. Dr.Rob

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    It's in really great shape, you plan on shooting it?
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    The Magna grips and blue box point me towards a gun returned to the factory to be refurbished. Serious collectors don't like anybody's refinish, but if you have something sad looking, it is best to get it redone by the manufacturer... if they will still work on a gun that old. Looks nice.
     
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