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Old 10-12-2017, 10:29 PM
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Hi there and thank you in advance.
I recently purchased a 32 hand ejector in nickel finish with black plastic grips that match the serial number of the gun. The gun is a left hand open cylinder with the numbers 32 83 in that fashion when you open it. Same number on both pieces. The barrel length is 4" I believe and on the side it says 32 LONG OTG the top of the barrel says "smith and Wesson springfield mass, usa patd march 27. 94 aug 4. 96 dec 22. 96 oct 8. 01dec. 17, 01 feb6, 06sept 14, 09 the serial number is on the bottom of the handle and it says 1592XX the XX is me not giving the whole number. there is slight finish wear on the one side of the barrel but no pitting, rust etc. any idea what I have or what its worth.. I can email pics to someone who might have an idea of worth. Thanks sooooo much
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:04 PM
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JWN,

Welcome to the forum, lots of friendly and helpful people here, hope you stick around.

I think you have a 32. Hand Ejector 1903 model, 5th change, made from 1910 to1917. If you measure the barrel from the face of the cylinder to the end of the muzzle I bet you'll come up with 4 1/4" the stamping on the barrel is "32 Long CTG" the ctg standing for cartridge. The numbers under the yoke are assembly numbers used during manufacture and have no real meaning now.

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Welcome to the forum.

You have a nice little prize, that final model being made all the way up to WW II. And then re-introduced after the war almost the same but with an improved passive hammer block safety.

The first model was made in 1896 and only ~ 20,000.

Check out this thread:
32 Hand Ejector 1st Model -Target (Model 1896)
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! You describe the grips as "plastic". They are actually hard rubber. They can be quite fragile around the base especially if they are pried off the grip pin from the top. The pin will break the bottom and a big chunk can fall off.

I enjoy shooting the .32's. Low recoil, flat shooter. I have a couple of them from the 1920's. Because these guns were made in relatively large quantities, they generally don't get priced very high unless there is something unusual about them.

This one is a .32 Hand Ejector like yours.


This one is a Regulation Police model. Note the extension, round to square butt grips.


You can attach up to 5 pictures from your computer to the forum per post. If you will post some, we can tell you more about the value of your gun.
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Thank you guys so much!! Iíll try and post some pics.
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.32 HE, ser. # 159,2XX was made Jan. 18, 1912, as one of a production order for 200 nickel plated revolvers . Ed.
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I own 155812 which is a nickel 4.25" barrel shipped Feb. 3, 1912.

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