Make: S&W, Smith and Wesson
Model: .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change
Serial Number: 250040
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1915
Caliber: .32 S&W Long
Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder Double and Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson”, the right side of the barrel is marked “32 Long Ctg”. The right side of the frame has the S&W trademark. The top of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A. / Patented March.27.94 Aug.4.96 Dec. 22.96 / Oct. 8.01. Dec. 17.01.Feb.6.06 .Sept. 14.09”. The serial number is found on the bottom of the grip frame. The bottom of the barrel flat is marked "B 250040".
Barrel Length: 3 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade front sight and a notch in the frame rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are hard rubber with S&W logos. The grips fit superbly well. There are just a few minor handling marks, mostly on the right panel. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is some old fouling near the breech, but no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. This gun must have been stored poorly in a holster because there is a patch across the cylinder on one chamber, which shows finish loss and some beginning pinprick erosion. There is also some finish loss on the frame edges, most notably on the left side. There is some very scattered beginning pinprick erosion on the right side of the frame and on the grip strap. There is a light dragline on the cylinder. The case hardening on the hammer and trigger is vivid. The five blued screws have sharp slots. The grip screw shows minor use. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine - Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, both single and double action. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: You can search far and wide and not find a nicer revolver than this one. What a beauty. This gun is nearly 100 years old and is magnificent. If you are a Smith and Wesson collector or just want a fabulous condition .32 long double action for home or carry, you can’t beat this revolver. Don’t hesitate to bid, this one will be worth it.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun is transferable in California and is C&R eligible.
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