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Old 06-13-2014, 03:38 PM
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Needing assistance on production year of a Top-break, "safety hammerless" with the following description:
"S & W 32 CTG" on barrel
Serial on butt - 242XXX

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Old 06-13-2014, 09:17 PM
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Nice third model; sorry I can't help with a date but a guess would be before 1920.
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Thanks for the response. I'm almost positive it belonged to my great-grandfather, so 1920 or before would be a good estimate.
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Your SN is probably very close to the last production of the .32 Safety Hammerless, third model. That would be in 1937, ending a production run that began in 1888. The final SN given is 242981.
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