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    32 revolver question- and saying Hello

    I have a S&W 32 cal revolver. I hope the pic is attached. I was wondering if anyone can tell me the model, possible year of manufacture, and should I shoot it?
    I have a reputable gun shop near me and they do sell the correct ammo., however I haven't brought the gun in so, over the phone their guess is as good as it can be I suppose.

    One more question. I don't want to offend the gun's heritage or it's history. Would it be a breach of proper gun ownership to try and re-blue the gun and maybe add some nicer wood grips to preserve the firearm and clean it up a bit?Name:  imagejpeg_0(1).jpg
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    Hi [email protected],



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    I don't think your gun was made by Smith & Wesson. It may be marked .32 S&W on the barrel. This would denote the cartridge the gun is chambered for.
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    Welcome to the forum. Are there any other markings on the right side that might give a clue where it came from? I don't see anything on the left that helps.
    You can do whatever you want to dress it up. Just understand it might not be worth the cost to turn it into a wall hanger. Your gunsmith should examine it to see if it is safe to shoot. I probably wouldn't plan on doing much with it until you discover exactly what you have. If it's just an old knock-off, save your cash for something usable. JMHO
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    Better photos of all the markings will help us determine what you have. I am fairly sure S&W was not using coiled mainsprings in that style of revolver.

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