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Old 06-03-2009, 01:24 PM
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I've read a number of posts regarding the 32 winchester ctg. My mother has one her grandfather gave her. The serial number is 14273. Given that info, can you tell me when it manufactured and if it is the equivalent of the .32-20 that has been discussed in this forum. I have looked the pistol over and have not found where it is stamped with M&P anywhere, even though many posts allude to that designation on many of the 32 winchester ctg's. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum. Other, wiser heads will answer your questions about the .32-20, as I have little experience with it.
But to clear up one question. The pistol is called the M&P (for military and police) as it has fixed sights rather than target sights. The name "M&P" or "Military & Police" was never stamped on the gun.
The great disadvantage to the fixed-sight pistols is that you can't easily adjust the sights.
The great advantage to the fixed-sight pistols is that you can't easily adjust the sights.
(You don't get something for nothing).
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Is it a round butt or square butt gun? How long is the barrel? The gun is a Model of 1902, 1st change, and the barrel should be marked ".32 WCF Ctg." which is the same as the .32-20 round.
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They are fun to shoot, though pricey of you do not reload.
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The pistol has a square "butt". The barrel is 3" from the frame to the tip of the barrel. The markings on the barrel are "32 WINCHESTER CTG". The grips look to be after market or homemade; they fit loosely.

Is it still possible to bet the correct grips for this gun or a set that would fit it?

Thanks again for your help.
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Should be grips like this.Or it might be the non medalions,not sure on one that old.This is SN.983xx. Nice grips will cost a pretty penny.
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Measure the barrel from the tip of the muzzle to the front face of the cylinder.
That is its correct length, and I'm guessing its 4 inches.

Later, Mike Priwer
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As others have said - the 32 Winchester Ctg. is also known as the 32-20, and the 32 WCF. Fun little round.

Here is what my 1902 looks like...




(by the way, this one is up for sale if anyone "needs" one )

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If you look around, you can find correct period grips. The problem is they're going to be costly. Even then, they may not fit perfectly. Some require some additional fitting with sandpaper, etc.
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