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Item #39387

S&W .32-20 1st Model Revolver Three Digit Serial w/ Letter

  • Maker: S&W
  • Model: HE
  • Caliber: .32-20

  • Description: Serial #117, .32-20 (.32 WCF), 6 1/2 inch barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is an 1899-made revolver that has matching numbers on the frame, barrel, cylinder, and extractor. The metal retains 90% plus of a British reapplied nickel finish with flaking present on the cylinder, some milf freckling on the sideplate, and crisp Birmingham commercial proofs. The hammer and trigger retain about 90-95% of the original color case-hardening, and the checkered, hard rubber grips (numbered to the gun on the interior), have mild surface wear and flattening to the points. The lock-up is still tight and the action is fully functional. The revolver is accompanied by a 1983 S&W Factory Letter that lists a shipping date of March 6, 1899, to Phillip Bekeart & Co. of San Francisco. It was evidently sent to Great Britain at some point, before returning to the USA. This is a very nice, three-digit S&W, and rates very good-fine condition overall. FFL or C&R