S&W 32 Long CTG

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by joecamphill, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. joecamphill

    joecamphill New Member

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    I recently acquired a S&W 32 Long CTG which has been in the family for a number of years. There are patent dates on the barrel which range from April 9, 1889 to July 7, 1903. It has a 4 1/4" barrel and has the number 10966 stamped on the bottom of the butt. From the attached pictures, you can see that the bluing is worn a bit on the cylinder.

    Can anyone tell me when this revolver was manufactured, the approximate value and any other information about it?

    Thank You....
     

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Joe, This post would have better in one of the other categories. "Support and Suggestions" is for posts should you need support on a forum feature or have a suggestion to improve the forum. Your post does neither.
    You should read some of the posts before starting a new thread. In those started by new people (and number of posts = 1), almost everyone has been advised to go to the "Introductions" section. Please do that.
    Welcome to the forum
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    What he said. :D

    Your post should go here:

    Curio & Relic Discussion
    Curio & Relic and collectors license discussion.

    Jack
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    By your command, oh Dangerous One. :eek:
     
  5. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    The forum is about C&R firearms too, not just the license.
     
  6. Gortok

    Gortok New Member

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    So...
    What's the definition of C & R? Antique? Is there a difference?

    I also have a 32 long Hand Ejector I-frame. It has the same length barrel but is in nickel finish. Half moon front sight, 3rd edition. A local pawn shop offered me $200 for it. I figured it has more sentimental value than that...
    The range I go to just bought a VALUE BUNDLE of 32 long. Cheap, too...

    Oh, lucky me...:p
     
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Nothing wrong with the post, except it was originally posted in the support and suggestion section. It has now been relocated to an appropriate section.
     
  8. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    A C&R is on an ATF list that can be purchased by a C&R liscense holder with a copy of the license alone.

    A general guideline is if the gun is 50 years old, or older. That's a guideline only, some more recent models have made the list, and not every gun that hits 50 qualifies. The ATF list is the final say-so.

    I'm fuzzy on what qualifies as an antique.......
     
  9. IDVague

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    Joe, I have one that looks identical that has a much larger serial number and its manufacture date was 1012, so I can only assume yours is even older. Looks great for its age.
     
  10. dlculp

    dlculp New Member

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    were in the same boat

    I don't know how long you've been waiting on a ansewer for your ?. I also have the same thing only with a slightly higher s/n. It was my grandfathers but i dont know any of the history of it. The #'s are so spread out you don't know when it was made. That's all i would like to know also is the history of the gun, which seems to be as elusife as big foot. that's how i found this site. I hope that we get a ansewer . But how long have you been waiting so i dont get my hopes up.
     
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  11. IDVague

    IDVague New Member

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    Send your information to David Valenze at dvalenze@smith-wesson.com and you should get what you are looking for.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking in the "Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values" It is this years edition. It sounds like the gun in question is a Smith & Wesson 32 Hand Ejector (Model 30). There was also a First Model (Model of 1896) The first model had the Company name and model dates on the cylinder instead of the barrel.

    The model 30 (with the marking on the barrel instead of the cylider) was produced starting in 1908. It was dropped from production in 1972. The values in the book are for the later production guns. It lists the values as follows.
    EXC: $375
    VGOOD: $295
    GOOD: $175

    The value of your gun may be higher or lower depending on age and condition.

    By the way...the original post in this thread is over a year old.