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Old 01-13-2021, 03:07 PM
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1903 .32 Hand Ejector circa 1915
Does the ejector rod unscrew clockwise looking at the rod end nut?
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Looking at the rod end ..... it is my understanding that ejector rods on all S&W revolvers up to around 1960 were RH threads (clockwise to tighten). After that time the were LH (counter-clockwise to tighten). However I'm more familiar with post-war models so am not absolutely sure about early 1900's revolvers. There may be some folks on this forum that can verify the early 1900's design.
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OutWest50 is mostly correct. All K and N frames did originate with right hand threads until changed to LHT in an ~ 1959-60 transition period. Of course all new models introduced since then have LHT.

However, I frames have a different evolutionary history; they also did originate with right hand threads. However they transitioned to LHT when reintroduced in the immediate years following the end of WWII.

The J frame originated with left hand threads in 1950.
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