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Old 09-14-2018, 02:36 AM
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I recently acquired this Smith and Wesson and ejector revolver. It appears to be model 1899 first model but Iím not a hundred percent sure. Serial number stamped under the barrel, on the cylinder and on the frame at the bottom of the butt is less than 800. It says 32 Winchester CTG on the barrel. It has adjustable sights and a 5 inch barrel. It has black hard rubber grips and a round butt. The inside surface of the crane and the opposing frame surface have the stamping 4663. It is missing the ejector. The rod and spring are there but I need the star shaped part. I also need to determine the exact caliber and proper ammunition for this firearm.
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Wow, 32-20 short barrel target. One of my Grail Guns !
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Welcome! You already have the ID, a .32-20 Military & Police Target model of 1899, probably a first year gun. Current factory ammunition (also called .32 Winchester Center Fire) is loaded light and should be fine to use in a sound gun.

Here is one source for it; batches are made intermittently so finding it can be a problem. It is not cheap :

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You will need to find the extractor star specific for that gun; others here can tell you how this might differ from a later version. The ratchet (teeth on the rear face) will need to be fitted to the gun and that will require a skilled gunsmith.
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Welcome to the forum.

Check here for less expensive ammo:

HSM Cowboy Action 32-20 Winchester 115 GR RNFP

Black Hills Cowboy Action Ammo 32-20 WCF 115 Grain - MPN: DCB3220N1

.32-20 Winchester


Try here for the extractor star:

Good sources you probably use already are E-bay and Gunbroker. Set up a search for "smith wesson parts". Some listings are kits of used parts that are usually from guns destroyed by law enforcement with some to all of the parts except the frame included in the kits. You can generally win the entire parts kit for the price of the part that you want if you had bought it new.

Post an adv on this forum under the classified section.

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The obvious key to a Model 1899 is that there is no lug under the barrel for the ejector rod to lock into.
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Does it look like this (note ejector rod, no lug), but in 5" and target sights?

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Welcome to the forum. As you see, you came to the right place!
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The general advice to anyone planning to shoot any .32-20 firearm other than a small amount occasionally is to take up reloading to avoid logistical problems associated with ammunition supply. Yours is indeed probably of first year's manufacture, but it probably shipped sometime in 1900. I don't know just how different a M1899 .32-20 extractor star differs from those used with later models (if any), but hopefully someone here may know that information. I would not buy a later .32-20 star without knowing for sure that it can be relatively easily fitted to a M1899 cylinder. Note also that .32-20 K-frames are much less common than those in .38 Special (as far fewer .32-20 revolvers were made), so you might expect some difficulty in finding a .32-20 extractor star in good condition. In any event, it would probably require the services of a gunsmith as extractor stars are generally not drop-in replacements as they must be matched and fitted carefully to the cylinder and extractor rod.

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Wow, 32-20 short barrel target. One of my Grail Guns !
Photos ?
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I have pictures but I canít figure out how to post them on here
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I also own a S&W model 1899 revolver in 32-20 caliber.
This 4 number s/n is also shoot able.
Great quality and tightness in this revolver.
Mine is nickle plated, with the original holster carried on duty in a Texas town.

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! You have to upload pictures as attachments to your post. You can attach up to 5 each post. Below the text editing window, click on Go Advanced and click the paper clip icon in the new text editing window that opens. Browse to the pictures on your computer and select one. Repeat that up to 5 times then upload them. To verify they have uploaded, scroll down to Manage Attachments and you should see them listed there. If you still have problems, PM me and I'll give you my email address so you can send them to me for uploading for you.
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