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Help with identification

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 98C5, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. 98C5

    98C5 Member

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    My buddies 32 S&W's. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. 451 Detonics

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    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.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    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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