If only these things could talk. I can easily imagine this old Smith in a working girl's garter or a gambler's vest pocket.
This is the .32 short, Safety Hammerless New Departure. Or the lemon squeezer. Smith and Wesson liked long Victorian names I guess. Model x dash Y is easier to remember, but New Departure is a model name with character:)
And, this gun has plenty of character....
There is old, and I mean old, pitting all over.
As a testament to the old time craftsmanship, though, this still works except for one item, described below.
The sear doesn't re-engage the hammer notch when the trigger resets. You can open the side plate and push it into place with a screw driver, and it cocks and fires again in double action.
I think it was made between 1902 and 1909, but I am not an expert.
THE GOOD PART
I think it is complete. The grips are the only part that I think are not original.
It works except for the sear.
The self ejecting feature still works as intended.
I don't know if it needs fitting, a new sear, or a new spring.
it's older than your great grandmother, and is cool and steampunk as Heck.
The bad part
It shows its age, and needs a little work.
Someone has 'worked' the hammer. See the pictures. I don't know what was attempted or why. I didn't do it. It still works.
It's ugly as your grandad's mangy old bird dog that still has blood on his fur, but he won't bathe it because that will make him a bad hunter.
Why do I want this one instead of the pretty one two listings down the page?
Because it has more history than that one.
This one screams turn of the century adventure and intrigue.
Because I'm not gouging on shipping. That's just a dick move. Especially on a pistol which can ship regular mail from license to license in a flat rate box.
What if I don't like it after I get it?
Caveat Emptor. I am not guaranteeing this gun. I will ship it insured, but I don't want it back.
Look at the pictures and bid accordingly. I have tried to describe the gun and take good pictures, but I am not an expert on these old guns. Nor anything else.
In short, no returns on this one.
If you have any questions, please ask before you bid.
Layaway Layaway is available. You send me $50 or more by one week after auction end, and I'll hold the gun up to three months waiting for the rest. I won't hound you, but I won't remind you to make payments, either. I keep the gun until it's paid off. If you default, I will relist the gun and I will send back only half of whatever you have paid to that point.
You can make credit card payments through paypal. You don't have to have an account with them; just let me know that's what you want to do, and I'll send you an invoice. Credit card payment will add 3% to your total.
Paypal is currently the only way I can take credit cards. I am working on getting set up with a processor, but I don't have one yet.
I prefer check or money order.
I am always interested in trades, but I want to come out ahead, so keep that in mind when you make your offer.
I am currently looking for a lever action .44 mag with a 16 inch barrel. I prefer stainless, and I prefer Rossi, but will consider any decent offer. I won't pay a premium for your minty Winchester trapper. I want one to shoot.
I am also looking for an under folder AK 47. I prefer wood furniture, but will consider synthetics.
I am also looking for a Ruger double action .44 mag revolver.
Finally, let me say again, I want to come out ahead. I rarely pay what a gun is worth, and since I have a license, I don't pay retail.
I don't care what your local store has it listed for.
I don't care if you still have your receipt; I think you paid too much anyway.
So, it isn't anything personal if I don't like what you have to trade, it's just business.
I still think you're a great person, and I'll buy you a cup of coffee next time we meet.
I write all this because I make people mad all the time at gun shows.
It really is just me. I'm a lowballing, cheap, penny pinching, nearly broke, old coot.
Make your offers accordingly.
LICENSEI am an FFL holder, and I have to have an FFL or C&R to ship to. Please don't bid if this is not legal where you live. I know it looks older than Moses, but it was made after the turn of the century, and I have to log it out to a licensee.
In person transfers are always welcome, but understand that you still have to do the background check. I can't just hand you a gun, even if you come to Chickasha to save the FFL fees.
There is no transfer fee if you come to pick it up in person.
Unless you want to use a credit card, your winning bid is your total price.
Shipping Shipping is free on this one. What you bid is what you pay.
If the post office damages the package, it is up to you to file a claim. The gun will ship insured for the purchase price, and I will gladly provide pictures and a copy of the receipt, but I will not file a claim for you. Please ask any questions _before_ you bid.
California I am registered with the California FFL check system. So, shipping to Cali is no problem as long as the gun is legal. Having said that... Wow, you guys need to get out and vote! The list of California legal guns is shrinking every day. If you live in California, please check the legality of this gun before you bid. I've been having problems with people bidding and winning auctions that I can't then ship to them. I have to leave you a negative feedback to get my auction costs back, and you knock out the next in line bidder when you do that. Please do your research. If I have to take a gun back because it isn't legal in your state, I will refund your cost minus shipping costs and auction costs on my part plus $10.00 for my trouble. You can avoid this unpleasantness by NOT BIDDING ON A GUN YOU CAN'T HAVE. Please check your laws before you bid.
If only these things could talk. I can easily imagine this old Smith in a working girl's garter or a gambler's vest pocket. This is the .32 short, Safety Ham
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