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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 10-12-2020, 08:47 PM
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Hi,
can I get some help identifying this revolver? We looked in the books at the local gun shop and couldn't nail it down....

nickel plated
hand ejector
serial #125xx
22 long rifle
4" barrel, 1 1/4" cylinder
adjustable rear sight
4 side screws, none on guard

it doesn't have a mod # on yoke.

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Welcome to the forum!

It's a "Model of 1953 .22/32 Kit Gun" from before Model #s were introduced in mid-1957. It became the Model 34 and is referred to as a Pre Model 34. It's built on the 1953 New I frame with 4 screws and then 3 screws after 1956.

Based on the serial #125XX, it was shipped ~April or May of 1955.
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Welcome to the forum.
Jim has nailed down the model and ship date for you very well. From what I see, its a non-factory refinish in nickel, since S&W never plated the hammer or trigger.
Hope this helps a little....
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The trigger doesn't look nickel. The hammer has too much light on it to tell for sure.

Is there an N stamped under the stock on the left side of the grip frame near the heel of the butt?
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Did you also notice the rear sight appears to be satin nickel?
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I did not, good eye!!

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The trigger doesn't look nickel. The hammer has too much light on it to tell for sure.

Is there an N stamped under the stock on the left side of the grip frame near the heel of the butt?
The trigger, hammer and rear sight are nickel, and there is an A
under the left grip near butt...
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Welcome to the forum!

It's a "Model of 1953 .22/32 Kit Gun" from before Model #s were introduced in mid-1957. It became the Model 34 and is referred to as a Pre Model 34. It's built on the 1953 New I frame with 4 screws and then 3 screws after 1956.

Based on the serial #125XX, it was shipped ~April or May of 1955.
Thanks for the reply and the welcome to the forum...
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