SOLD FOR: $1911
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: H20149
Year of Manufacture: 1969-1970
Caliber: .32 S&W Long
Action Type: 6-Shot Single and Double Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” the right side of the barrel is marked “32 S.&W. LONG”. The left of the frame is marked with an S&W monogram logo, the right is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The serial number is marked on the butt. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The yoke cut is marked with the model number. The interior of the right panel is stamped “59749” and both panels are marked “J”.
Barrel Length: 3″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade integral to the barrel’s tapered rib. The rear sight is a square notch in the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut magna stocks and S&W medallions at their tops. There is a chip loss on the right panel at the corner where the frontstrap widens into the frame. There are some dings into the wood on the bottom rear corner of the right panel. There are some scattered compressions and light marks. The checkering is strong. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. Thre are some scuffs on the barrel that have lightly thinned the finish, most noticeable on the sides of the barrel at the muzzle. There are some scattered light handling marks on the frame and there are a couple of spots of oxidation on the sideplate and trigger guard. There are some scattered scuffs and little marks through the finish on the cylinder and some thinning on the edges. There is a thin turn line through the finish on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with minor play on each chamber. The double-action trigger is smooth. The single-action trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The .32 S&W Long cartridge was introduced by Smith & Wesson to herald their new double action revolver with a swing-out cylinder. There is a sense in which all modern double action revolvers are descendants of that first .32 Hand Ejector. This example is a Model 30-1 which denotes its change to a full size J Frame in 1961, from the earlier I Frame. This one is a 3″ example with a blued finish paired with magna stocks. This one has some scattered wear but the bore is bright with sharp rifling and the mechanics are spot on. This will make a great new range toy for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!