Looking for info on I frame hand ejector in 32 caliber
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    to the forums from the Wiregrass! Model 1903, 1st Change probably made in 1904 but may have shipped in 1905. Grips are from after WWII so are not correct. Would have worn black hard rubber panels. It is definitely refinished but looks good for its age. Frankly, I'd leave the grips on it because they are more ergonomic and the fun in these guns is to shoot them.

    You can find a parts breakdown at gunpartscorp.com. Keep in mind that all the I, K and later N frames have the same configuration. Your I frame has a right handed ejector rod, so it is right to tight left to loose. To disassemble it, put 3 empty shells in the cylinder at alternate chambers, clamp a wooden clothespin to the ejector knob, then clamp that into a bench vice and unscrew the cylinder by grasping and turning left. Pay attention to how the parts come out.

    Actually, the cylinder is kept from moving back in the frame by the cylinder stop stud on the lower right of the cylinder window. Make sure the cylinder is fully opened and see if the stud is stopping the cylinder from moving past the window. Your stud looks okay to me so you may not be fully opening the cylinder when you eject hulls.
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    Ejector star trigger and hammer is not nickel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsrix64 View Post
    Ejector star trigger and hammer is not nickel
    Well that works against a refinish. If that finish is original, and having those parts be un-nickeled isn't definitive, that's a pretty pristine gun.

    Is there an N under the grips and on the barrel flat above the ejector rod? (Might be a P). Also looks for a date stamp under the grips It'd be in the form #.## Like 4.21 for April, 1921.
    Last edited by delcrossv; 05-23-2019 at 03:01 PM.
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Yes it's clearly re-nickel plated. There's rust pits on the extractor rod that have been plated over. Also the domed pin on the left side of the frame has been polished flat.

    But what a great shooter!

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    It sure looks to me like enough of the cylinder stop has been polished away to be a problem. It's a replaceable part but not very home gunsmith friendly.


 
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