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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 04-05-2021, 01:58 PM
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hi all, read through a handful of posts and i think i have a 22/32 kit gun, but cannot find serials in this range. Can the hive mind here please help w/dating this. thanks in advance!

no model number, serial is #12XX, 4" barrel, hand-ejector, rounded hand grip, hand ejector pre-war sights, no strain screw, no butt swivel, 4-screw (4th under handgrip)

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Welcome to the forum.

That's a very nice ".22/32 Kit Gun Model of 1953", built on the NEW I frame with 4" and rd butt options. It has the post WWII satin blue finish which was standard until the pre war bright blue was re-instated and phased back in beginning ~1955. The sight is S&W's new post war Micro click introduced on the Model 1953. They're a bit smaller than K and N frame.

That gun is very nice and an early gun if the # was taken from the butt, likely shipped in mid-1954.

It was designated the Model 34 in 1957 and changed to be made on the J frame beginning Oct 1960.

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Thank you Hondo44!

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Welcome to the forum.

That's a very nice ".22/32 Kit Gun Model of 1953", built on the NEW I frame with 4" and rd butt options. It has the post WWII satin blue finish which was standard until the pre war bright blue was re-instated and phased back in beginning ~1955. The sight is S&W's new post war Micro click introduced on the Model 1953. They're a bit smaller than K and N frame.

That gun is very nice and an early gun if the # was taken from the butt, likely shipped in mid-1954.

It was designated the Model 34 in 1957 and changed to be made on the J frame beginning Oct 1960.

Enjoy!
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