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Old 06-09-2018, 09:26 AM
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I am trying to find out the manufacture date on a pistol can anyone help me?
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:35 AM
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Hello, new guy and welcome. We can sure help you.
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Can you tell me manufacture date just from the serial number? Or what do you need?
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Pic would be great, side shot and pic of Sn.
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! We need for you to collect the following information and post well-lighted, sharp pictures:


To IDENTIFY your Gun >
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This is a .32 long 4 inch barrel. Pictures of serial number and yoke number. Looking for manufacture date on a pistol-20180609_101331-jpg

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OK, now you are cooking. Ask the moderator to move you down one into the swing out cyl. Thread.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:00 AM
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Wiregrassguy thank you for your service. I am a proud Navy dad to two sailors.
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How do I ask moderator to do that?
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Thanks for the kind words, JW. You have a lot to be proud of!


You have a .32 Hand Ejector from the early 1920's. I can't get you any closer than that so someone will be along that tracks these and can be more precise. It chambers both .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long. The pearl grips are aftermarket and add some value over the original black hard rubber grips like these:





These guns are nice shooters due to being very easy on the recoil. However, they aren't very valuable unless they are close to perfect condition. My guestimate is $200-300.
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Looking through the SWCA database, there's a .32 Hand Ejector with a serial of 3457XX that shipped in March of 1921, so yours probably shipped before that. (Serial numbers did go out of order sometimes.) I'd guess 1920 on yours.
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See the Made in USA stamp on the lower front of the frame on my gun above? That stamp was implemented in 1922. Any guns without it were made before then.
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