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Hi everyone. i am new to the forum and hope I did not post in the wrong area. I have a 32 Cal that I am trying to get a year on and properly identify. It shows Model 1563 ans Serial # 70028 on the firearm. However, research is not giving me anything, I simply can't find it. Could someone please help with this. I know I will need to replace the floating firing pin, where do I order it? So grateful for this forum.

Thank you, Frank
 

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.32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change. 160,499 were produce between 1910 - 1917 with serial numbers 102501 to approximately 263000. Your serial is lower than that. The large knob on ejector rod looks just like one I have from 1916. Someone with more knowledge will come along. I know the cylinders of these old ones are not heat treated properly and need to only shoot lead bullets, no copper jackets. I know the bakelite grip panels are very brittle, very seldom do you see a set in good condition. I'm curious to see what the experts say. Mine is a .38 and dates to like 1916, and has wood grips, yours looks same era, just better condition than mine.
 

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What exactly does it say on barrel, trying to figure out if .32-20 or 32? I can't make out by pictures. You really need to repost this in the 1847 to 1945 part of forum.
 

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32 Hand Ejector - Model of 1903

2nd change by the serial number (70028 ) you supplied which puts it 1906-1909

did you get that 70028 from the bottom of grip frame? thats the official location for most S&W's

the ' Model 1563' you referenced is most likely an assembly number, model numbers are not stamped on S&W's until the late 1950s
 

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Hi Jordan,
I thank you for your most informative response. It says "32 Long OTG" on each side of this is a stamped benchmark. The Patent dates on top of barrel show patent dates " Smith & Wesson Springfield, Mass USA,
PAT'D April 9, 1889, March 27, 1894, August 4, 1896, Dec 22, 1896, Oct 8, 1901. and Dec 17, 1901, Sept 2, 1902, July 7, 1903". Has the same bench mark type on each side of the group of dates. I will take your advise and post in 1847 to 1945 forum. Thank you again.
Frank
 

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Hello Blazemark,
I did get the serial number from the bottom of the grip. once the cylinder is open, it also appears on a flat spot, on the bottom of the barrel, which is nice to know the parts are the same and not pieced from another pistol. I tried to find a value based on responses here, but have been unable to do so. Thanks for helping out with the mystery.
 
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