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    Dating & Appraisal of my S&W .32 Rev, Mod 31-1

    Hi,

    I am from India. I have just purchased a S&W revolver, from an authorised dealer, on my Arms Licence, a .32 S&W Long, 3", Mod 31-1, bearing Serial No. H161***.

    I want to know the year of make, etc. details of the same. Also, I will be grateful if the experts appraise the said Arm.

    Can you help me? Please do.

    Thanks in advance.











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    to the forum from the Wiregrass! Your 31-1 was shipped in 1982. It is in very good refinished condition. Should be a great shooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiregrassguy View Post
    to the forum from the Wiregrass! Your 31-1 was shipped in 1982. It is in very good refinished condition. Should be a great shooter!
    Can you please say that "refinished condition" to what extent?

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    It appears to have been reblued. The hammer and trigger are blued which is not factory original. Also, the sideplate screw holes appear to be dished from over buffing. Still it is a nice looking .32 and should be a great shooter.
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    Is it totally reblued? What about the grips? I thinks they are repalced, however they are original.

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    The grips appear to be correct for that time period. They are in very good condition if original to the gun.
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    Cool

    Welcome to the forum from sunny Florida.

    You have what appears to be a very nice Model 31 however I do have to side with Wiregrassguy on the refinishing.

    I feel it is the complete firearm that was refinished and not just the hammer and trigger.

    The bluing does not look factory in the color or polishing but that's just an opinion by looking at the photos and I am by no means an expert.

    The gun looks to be in very good condition. Enjoy it.

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    This is an original factory finished S&W complete with holster wear.
    Note the overall uniform color of the finish of the firearm and the finish of the hammer and trigger.
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    ^ agreed and proofed in Birmingham, UK.

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    mhk,

    Welcome!
    I concur with the forum brethren, regarding the re-finish. It appears, also, from the pics that the edges of the side plate and/or adjacent frames edges became a bit rounded/chamfered because of the exuberant polishing. I am, frankly amazed at the remaining detail in logo and roll marks, but the pics are shaky in some examples.
    I would opine a local (as in middle Tennessee) value of $250.00. Add 100-150 if you don't mention the refinish, or a motivated buyer doesn't care about such.

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    thats a sweet looking wheelgun to the forum john.
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