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Old 01-10-2021, 10:13 AM
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I don't believe that these threads ever die, they live on for posterity. I might as well throw my .32-20 into the mix...although I've posted it before. This is my only .32-20, a Model of 1905 4th Change from the mid-1920s (s/n 118705). It's in original condition except for the copper bead added to the front sight.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:52 AM
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Here is another.


hsguy - where did you find those grips? I have a reg. magnum & would love to put a set on it.
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:07 PM
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I knew I never should have read this thread. The one in my post above is now mine less the MOP grips. Anyone have a good source of 32-20 ammo?
Georgia Arms is only source I've found. Takes about 2 weeks to get.
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I have a question:
I have a full box of Remington High Performance Rifle 32-20 ammo.
This is exactly what it says on the box.
Can this be shot in a pistol safely??
I used to have the rifle, but sold it several years ago when we lived back in Texas.
There is a Gun Show coming up on Nov 7 in Gardnerville, Nevada.
I will take this full box of ammo to it and trade or sell it.
I paid 51.95 for it.
Any interest here on this forum??
It's kinda late, but that box of ammo should say something like "safe in all modern firearms" somewhere on the back.
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Default An Old 32-20

This is my oldest 32-20 and my oldest HE itís ser# is 2388 so it must be around 1900-01 first model. I was told it belonged to a law officer. But whatever the story is, itís a great fire arm and a pleasure to shoot.
I have four others in 32-20 but this is the one that l like most. The later ones donít fill your hand the way that this one does
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Not an S&W, but a Colt Police Positive Special, 4" barrel, made in 1911. 32-20 WCF caliber. I hand load for it, using my own cast bullets, which makes it very cheap to shoot.
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Hi there,
I guess this thread is dead now, but you asked who had the earliest 32-20 Hand Ejector?
I have .32-20 first model (model of 1899), serial number 90, lettered as October 26 1901, 6.5" barrel, nickel finish, Black hard rubber grips.
She's pretty rough, but all there.
My 1899 .32-20, #4287, shipped in September 1901. Yours must have been built and stuck in the back of the vault and the ones built afterwards sold before yours, unless a 6 1/2" nickel wasn't popular. Who knows for sure, after all these years?
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Colt was also in the .32-20 business and offered at least six models in that caliber. I have both an Army Model (1910) an an Official Police Model (1932) in .32-20. It was also the most popular chambering in the Colt Bisley Model. The 32-20 SAA and Bisley models pre-dated the S&W Model of 1899 in .32-20 by about 10 years.

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My 32-20 sn 129872

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I have posted a thread on my .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905 (Fourth Change), elsewhere on this subforum. It is SN 66928, shipped January 1, 1915-- a very early Fourth Change (four-inch barrel, blue). As explained in that thread, the revolver has a somewhat interesting previous owner.

.32-20 HE Model of 1905, owned by famous Texas judge

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Default 1899 Confusion

I have seen some amazing guns in this thread, so I am a little embarrassed to present mine... it is rough, but I was looking for a shooter, so it meets my needs.

The confusing part (which will hopefully draw some of Mike's assistance)

It was advertised as 32-20, but doesn't have the distinct double ring in the cylinder that I was expecting for a shouldered case (perhaps it is more worn than I thought) and no barrel marking for caliber (great role markings for the patent (which i assumed according to another thread might mean it was a 38 ctg because it is serial numer 51... it does not chamber a 38 special, and (since I don't have any 32-20) a nagant round goes in, but is loose and a little long, obviously.

Any help to understand this neat old thing would be much appreciated!
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Always wanted a 32/20 Target, late 90's I saw 2 in the $600 range but couldn't afford one. Last one I saw for sale this year was $2200, Still couldn't afford one. Problem solved, 6 months ago I picked up a 6" shooter. Maybe 20% blue left but tight and great bore. I got in my stash and found a M-14 rear sight and an early front Patridge front with Ivory bead. Local Gunsmith milled the receiver and installed the rear sight, milled off the front and installed the patridge front sight. Came out great, now I have a Fake 32/20 target. $200 for the revolver and $200 for the alteration and $16 sales tax=$416.00.
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I have seen some amazing guns in this thread, so I am a little embarrassed to present mine... it is rough, but I was looking for a shooter, so it meets my needs.

The confusing part (which will hopefully draw some of Mike's assistance)

It was advertised as 32-20, but doesn't have the distinct double ring in the cylinder that I was expecting for a shouldered case (perhaps it is more worn than I thought) and no barrel marking for caliber (great role markings for the patent (which i assumed according to another thread might mean it was a 38 ctg because it is serial numer 51... it does not chamber a 38 special, and (since I don't have any 32-20) a nagant round goes in, but is loose and a little long, obviously.

Any help to understand this neat old thing would be much appreciated!
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You have a Model of 1899, which was the first .32-20 that S&W built. The chambers should look like two shadows.

The .32-20s and .38s had separate serial number ranges. Thus, you could have a .32-20 AND a .38 with the same serial number.

My 1st Model is marked 32 WINCHESTER CTG on the left side of the barrel.
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I don't guess I have posted this one here yet. I did a search, but didn't see it.
Pennsylvania Railroad Police 32/20 shipped in 1924.

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