SOLD FOR: $1,476.99
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 16-4, The K-32 Masterpiece, Product Code 100560
Serial Number: BEZ8257
Year of Manufacture: 1990-1992
Caliber: .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked “BHS9458 / MOD 16-4”. The sideplate has a large S&W trade mark logo. The right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas address and the right side of the barrel is marked “32 MAGNUM”. The butt is marked “BEZ8257”. The crane and sides of the grip frame the have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 6”, Full Under-Lug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is Patridge blade on a raised serrated ramp pinned to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notch leaf in a \base that is adjustable for windage and elevation. The rear face of the sight has a white “T” outline.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checekred Goncalo Alves target grips with S&W medallions at their tops. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin, faint turn-line. There is faint operational wear on the hammer and trigger which otherwise have strong case coloring. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The front sideplate screw is tool marked with a strong slot, the otherscrew heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly in both single and double action. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder has very little play side-to-side and none front-to-rear on each of the six chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a blue cardboard Smith & Wesson box with serial-matching label, wax paper, cleaning rod, bore brush, bore mop, sight adjustment tool and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box shows light-moderate storage wear with some fraying at corners and a tear at the front-right corner, in about Good condition. The cleaning accessories are still sealed in their plastic packaging.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Model 16-4. The K-32 Masterpiece was discontinued in 1974, but was reintroduced in 1989, chambered for .32 H&R Magnum with a full under-lug barrel. This example is a 6” barrel in Excellent condition. There were only about 8,800 of these revolvers manufactured from 1989-1992 in 4″, 6″ and 8 3/8″ barrels. This example of the K-32 Masterpiece comes with its original box and target grips with signs of little if any use. This would make a great addition to any Smith & Wesson or general revolver collection and with with so few made, you won’t see these every day. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver CANNOT be transferred in California but CAN be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
SOLD FOR: $1,476.99