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Old 09-15-2020, 11:36 PM
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I am on this forum to possibility to get an estimated date of it; I do plan on getting a letter once I get the extra money. This firearm is rough but was told that it was still friable from a gunsmith. I believe it does have much on it other then the 32 long colt stamped and serial number on the butt (37107). Maybe a second edition? It has the black grips. And with that being said what ammo brand would be beneficial for this classic. Like I said itís rough.
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Welcome to the Forum.

This revolver is the .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903-1st Change. The stamping probably sez ".32 Long CTG". CTG is an abbreviation for cartridge. The actual name of the round is the .32 S&W Long and should be available in a well stocked gun store or you can find it online.

The serial number puts it in the 1904-1906 era.
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.32 Hand Ejector, Model of 1903, ser. # 37105 was made Jan 4, 1906, as part of a run of 100 plated revolvers. Unless this gun is a family heirloom with sentimental value, I'm not sure a factory letter showing when it was shipped, is worth the cost. Due to the poor condition of the gun it has only minimum value as a shooter, and it may be a good shooter, but it has no collector value, however it's your choice. Ed.
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Welcome to the forum!

Like Ed posted above, hardly worth $100 letter since he provided the production date; you won't get that in a letter, only the shipped date. And you can presume it was shipped from the factory within ~ a month or two of being made.
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Thanks you all; what ammo brand would you recommend that would be okay for this firearm
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Any standard .32 long loading currently made, just stay away from any 'hot stuff'.
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Old 09-17-2020, 03:36 PM
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Nice ole girl thats been around. Sometimes these can fool ya. Many of them still shoot better than anyone who will ever use them-- as For ammo-- You can load your own, at some point might be awhile, but worth it. Besides the regular loadings, I also load some up in full wadcutter, and some snake shot. #9shot--- The wadcutters are coated and from Missouri Bullets. Sadly they are woefully behind right now. Clean her up gently and use her.
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If you don't reload, even my little local gun shop has Fiocchi wad cutters. They are very mild and in my S&W H.E. 5th Change they zip along at about 600 fps.
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