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Old 05-18-2010, 01:45 PM
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I have an old revolver (I'm guessing late 1960's or early 1970's). The imprint on the side of the barrel says 32 S&W Long. Serial # 742010. I do not know the model. Can anyone provide any info on this revolver?
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JIm if that is the serial number then it should be model marked possibly a 30 or 31 if you're dating the gun correctly.

Open the cyclinder and look inside the crane for a model number.

Is the number you gave from the bottom of the grip?

More info such as barrel length, finish would help.

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I have a Smith & Wesson .32 Long Revolver blue finish with a 3.25 barrel that was manufactured in 1913, known as the Hand Ejector Model of 1903 Fifth Change. The information that I received from the Smith & Wesson Historian is that my pistol was produced until 1917 with the serial numbers reaching 263000. Accordingly, Smith & Wesson manufactured 160,499 of these revolvers between 1910 and 1917, an average of nearly 23,000 per year. If your pistol is a modified continuation of that series, and sales and production were comparatively consistent, it might be older than you think. The only way to find out for sure is to send an inquiry to Smith & Wesson. They have a form on their website with instructions.

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A picture would really help us ID the revolver.

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