SOLD FOR: $1600
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 16-4, The K-32 Masterpiece
Serial Number: BEH2050
Year of Manufacture: 1989
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 “BEH2050 / MOD 16-4”. The left side of the frame has an S&W trademark 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 with the serial number. The sides of the grip frame and the crane have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 6”, Full Under-Lug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade pinned to a rise in the serrated solid rib. The rear sight is an S&W micrometer click square notch adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the rear sight base and rib have serrations and a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth Goncalo Alves combat grips with finger grooves and S&W medallions at their tops. There are some little spots of finish loss and some light handling marks. The spots of finish loss are on the bottom faces and on the speedloader cut. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine Plus 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 turn line through the finish. There is a scuff on the left of the barrel behind the markings. There is some light wear at the muzzle. There are light handling marks. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder has very little play side-to-side 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: None.
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. 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 has a 6” barrel, combat grips, and little signs of use. This would make a great addition to any Smith & Wesson or general revolver collection and with so few made, you won’t see these every day. Please see our photos and good luck!