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Smith and Wesson/Winchester 32ctg

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tat719, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. tat719

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    I inherited this gun from my Dad and want to know the age of it and realative value. The serial number is 36750 it has a swing out 6 shot cylinder.
     
  2. Steve C

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    Need model and pictures to be able to give some evaluation on condition or to make out what model pistol it is.
     
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    Actually we are in luck, because while Smith & Wesson made a lot of different .32 model revolvers, they only made three that were a six-shot/hand ejector/Winchester .32 Ctg. and the serial number pin-points which one.

    The official model description is: S&W 32-20 Hand Ejector, Model of 1905, 2nd. Change.

    This variant was made during 1906 and '07, within a serial number range running from 33,501 to 45,200.

    The .32-20 cartridge was originally introduced by Winchester for use in they're lever action rifles and carbines, but both S&W and Colt offered revolvers that could fire the same round. This made it possible to carry both a rifle and handgun that used the same cartridge.

    These revolvers had 4, 5, 6 or 6 1/2 inch barrels, and either a round or square butt. Note that they did not have heat-treated cylinders. Value depends on condition.
     
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