Make: Smith and Wesson
Model: .32 Semi-automatic Pistol
Serial Number: 110
Year of Manufacture: 1924-1936. This pistol is likely from the 1920’s because of it’s low serial number.
Caliber: .32 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The top of the slide is marked “Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A. Patented / Sept..13., 1910.Dec.13.1910.Feb.28.1911.May.2.1916.Jun.21.1921”. The right side of the frame is marked “32 Auto. CTG”, the right side of the frame is marked “Made In U.S.A.”. The left side of the slide is marked “Smith & Wesson”. The left side of the frame has the S&W logo. The serial number “110” is found on the front of the grip strap.
Barrel Length: 3 ½”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a blade front sight and a notched rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth dark walnut with S&W medallions. The grips show small areas of finish loss in the middle of the left grip panel and at the top of the right grip panel. There is otherwise only light wear, including compression marks on both grip panels, but much original finish remains. There are no cracks or losses. The grip panels fit very well. The grips rate in about Very Good + overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is a little bit of surface rust at the breech which should clean up easily. We ran several patches through until they came out pretty clean.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is just one area of finish loss likely from poor storage on the right side at the rear of the slide and just above it on the right side of the rear sight. The metal at that spot is smooth, but the finish is gone. Please see our photos. The remainder of the finish shows just minor handling. There is a tiny spot of surface rust on the bottom of the magazine well. There is edge wear on the slide release. There are no visible scratches or dings. The Screw heads are sharp and show minor wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition. Being as rare as it is… This is one of the best Smith & Wesson autos out there.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this fine pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a second magazine provided. Both magazines appear in very good serviceable condition. There is a period holster provided. The holster is unmarked and in good serviceable condition. The leather is aged but does not have surface cracks or losses. The snap and retention strap are in good condition. Please see our photos.
Our Assessment: WOW! OH MY! WOW! One of only 957 of these desirable guns were produced. This may be the best .32 Semi-auto S&W available – anywhere. There is even a second magazine and a holster. Where could you ever find this combination again? Please see page 284 of “The standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson” by Supica and Nahas for more information. This is truly a rare collector find. This pistol looks great and functions correctly. If you add one pistol to your collection this year, this should be the one!
Sold For: $2,500