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    Hello, I'm looking for a book.



    Is there a repair book for the Smith & Wesson top break revolvers that anyone has written????

    Thanks

    David

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    Welcome aboard

    I can't help you with your question, but there are some very knowledgable folks here that should be along shortly.
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    to the forum.

    I've not gotten into top-breaks so no help. Like KZero said someone will get you fixed up.

    Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less

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    I have the serial number 80765, I believe it's a 4th model 32 top break.


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    Am I right about the model number 4, maybe I can get a year of manufacturer?

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    These .32S&W revolvers are quite a nifty, robust piece of work, since Smith &Wesson made so many of these their historical value is not much, this one can be restored into a nice personal protection.
    I can restore this firearm and make a good shooter when I'm finished with it.
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    I looked in my 3rd edition SCS&W and it said the serial number of the .32 double action 4th Model range was 43406 - 282999. Roughly 239,600 were made c. 1883 -1909. So if you assume equal distribution and equal years of production yours would have been made in late 1885.

    Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less

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    Quote Originally Posted by K22 View Post
    I looked in my 3rd edition SCS&W and it said the serial number of the .32 double action 4th Model range was 43406 - 282999. Roughly 239,600 were made c. 1883 -1909. So if you assume equal distribution and equal years of production yours would have been made in late 1885.
    Thanks

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    So this is what happened....

    Bought this firearm on Gunbrokers, cheap as a parts firearm. I've had a few of the S&W top break revolvers through my shop before and I know they are one great firearm, so I purchased this for a fixer upper, I had my guy who restores nickel revolvers ready for this one thinking it needed a new finish, mind you I just assumed that it's a fixer upper, and I was getting ready to start repairs when it arrived. In the past I've had to hunt around for replacement parts, and they can be extremely difficult to locate.

    I found this; the screws are pristine no one has cracked the revolver side cover, when I got inside it was filled with goop, hardened oil, a spider or two and no rust. Now the finish is really good for a 140ish firearm with no rust the only thing needed was a good, disassembly, clean the hard goop off and thats it. Having nice screws is really cool, no buggered up screws. Everything needed to be hand cleaned, nothing was looked over, even the hammer spring, trigger spring had to be cleaned, now it's really looking good. 😁

    The grips are authentic, original S&W with the serial number on them. They were on really tight. 😁
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    Here:Name:  received_1219763541543747.jpeg
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    This is the before photos.

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    The hard goop froze the parts.

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    Everything was disassembled.

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    Even this spring was full of crap.

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    Removing the stuck parts can be difficult, but it can be accomplished without damage to anything, all of the springs are fine, some cleaning and they are ready for another 100 years. 😁

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    This is before photos:

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    That's pretty cool. I dont own any that old probably would if the right one came to me.


 
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