S&W Hand Eject
I just picked up a S&W Hand Eject in .32 S&W Long. It is nickel plated, with walnut grips and a 3 1/4" bbl. The markings on top of the bbl are:
Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass
Patd March 27 1894 august 4 1898
December 22 1898 October 2 1901
December 17 1901 February 6 1903(8?)
(some of these dates may be a bit mis-read, as the eyes aren't what they used to be)
On the left side of the bbl-32 long ctg
According to Flayderman, this makes it a model of 1903, 4th change. Mfg in 1910
Flayderman also states that this model is without patent date markings on the bbl., which clearly are present
What do I have? You guess as to value? Flayderman, again, shows $125 on very good. It is in as good a shape as a 100 year old gun can be, no flaking of the finish at all, some clouding to the finish with a few dings, probably from laying about in a drawer. I would sincerely appreciate any information that you would care to share with me. Thanks, Dan.
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