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gunnut78 09-28-2012 03:43 AM

S&W 32 CTG Hammerless
 
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Just acquired a S&W .32 CTG Hammerless nickel revolver. It's in beautiful condition! With only a little research online I found it's been called the "lemon squeezer". Does anyone know anything about these? Date of manufacture, what kind of ammo it can shoot, and anything else you might know? The serial # is 109015.

hiwall 09-28-2012 04:02 AM

Do a search for "lemon squeezer ' on this site and read alot about them.

zombieresponder 09-29-2012 01:42 AM

If I'm looking at the Standard Catalog of S&W correctly, that is a .32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model. Made between 1902 and 1909. It's chambered for the .32 S&W short. I wouldn't shoot it, but that's me. The top break designs aren't very strong, and usually start showing wear quickly. The next big reason is the nickel finish. It's very uncommon to see a gun of that vintage(or newer, for that matter) with an intact nickel plate finish....which leads me to pointing out the possibility of it having been refinished. If it is original, you've got a nice gun worth a few hundred bucks, maybe more at auction though.

gunnut78 09-29-2012 06:02 AM

Thank you for the info. I had someone else tell me the same thing. How can I tell if it's original or been refinished?

BillDeShivs 09-29-2012 06:10 AM

Post better pictures, including markings on the top of the barrel.

gunnut78 10-29-2012 05:03 PM

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Here are some more pics of my .32 Hammerless, sorry it took so long. :)

HOSSFLY 10-29-2012 05:40 PM

Lettering looks to sharp to me to be a refinsh job- Nicest one i've seen :cool:
They are pretty popualar with Cowboy action shooters as "pocket guns" :)

hiwall 10-29-2012 10:35 PM

I agree with HOSSFLY. Looks original.

robocop10mm 10-29-2012 10:43 PM

In that condition, It is way too valuable to mess with. You have a nice collectible piece there.

crazycharlie2 10-29-2012 11:47 PM

Doesn't look like a refinish. How's the bore look?
Use a silicone treated cloth to preserve the finish.


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