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Old 09-28-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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Do a search for "lemon squeezer ' on this site and read alot about them.

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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.

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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?

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

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

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

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I agree with HOSSFLY. Looks original.

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

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

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