S&W .32 long

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by Pekin7, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Pekin7

    Pekin7 New Member

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    I found this in a FL pawn shop and need help identifying model, year of production, and rough value range. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1466795359.049914.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1466795398.104055.jpg . S/N is 223xxx.
     
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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Unless I miss my guess, that is way too early for a model number. I THINK it is a .32 Hand Ejector, model of 1903, MAYBE 5th change. And a damned pretty one at that! Pre WW2, it would grow up to become the Model 30 or 31 (can't recall which)

    The real key will be in the patent markings (top of barrel) and the SN (on the butt).

    And- while finding .32 S&W Long wadcutter is about as fun as looking for unicorn eggs, it is a very fine target round, cheap and easy to reload.

    If you can get some numbers, I can drag out my Standard Catalog 0f S&W and see what I can find. If you don't mind my asking, what is their price?
     
  4. Pekin7

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    I called S&W wit the s/n 223xxx. They confirmed it was a change 5 produced in 1916. I ordered reproduction grips for it today.[​IMG]
     
  5. Pekin7

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    I got it for $100
     
  6. SavageGuy_

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    ^^that's a good deal!
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of a gun with the S&W logo on it that I wouldn't be happy to buy for $100.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    No, that is NOT a good deal.







    It is an incredibly FREAKIN' are-you-kidding-me did-ya-at-least-take-him-dancing-and-buy-him-a-drink-first GREAT deal! Unless there are major mechanical problems I can't see in the picture, you got that for 20-25% of what it's worth. HOOO! That is a dance-a-little-dance category of deal!:D


    To a pawnshop just looking to turn merchandise over promptly for cash flow, that might be just another 32 revolver. I assure you, it is NOT.
     
  9. SavageGuy_

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    S&W .32 long

    ^^don't listen to him^^

    It's actually NOT a good deal at ALL! But, since I feel bad for you, I'll help you make a profit and give you $150 for it. Go ahead and PM me your info and I'll give you my FFL info and we can get started!
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Ummmm- Savage Guy- just remember.....

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  11. Pekin7

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    Anyone know where I can order original style grips for the 1903 change 5?