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I inherited a s&w 32 long serial number 199xxx. My wife and I were guessing its age. She guessed 1940-50. I think it is older. Around the turn of the century. Thanks for any info Hank
 

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With that serial number, you're looking at pre WW I. Turn of the last century.

Post a picture and we can tell you more.
 
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I inherited a s&w 32 long serial number 199xxx. My wife and I were guessing its age.
Just the caliber isn’t a lot to go on, but probability makes the .32 Hand Ejector, Model of 1903, 5th Change, the most likely candidate, with serials 102501 to 263000, being produced between 1910 and 1917, with your serial falling just about in the middle of that range.

But as Delcrossy says, a photo is needed for confirmation of the model.
 

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Thank you all for your information. Now if this gun could only talk. It has been shot. Two cylinders were off time when I got it. Tell the truth I have never shot it. I have a 3 inch model 31 for that.
 

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Welcome to the forum!
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! The timing can be adjusted by peening the ratchet for the slow cylinders. Over time, the hand pushes the metal of the ratchet away from it and causes the timing to lag. Peening reshapes the ratchet and allows better contact with the hand. Another way is to install an oversized hand. However, this may require adjustment of all the ratchets to get the timing correct. A good gunsmith can fix it for you.
 
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I would not call myself a good gunsmith but I fixed the timing myself. Been around s&w's since 1976 when I found colt triggers stacked to much for double action shooting.
This little 32 came from the wiregrass area in southwest Ga.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! My admiration, Sir! Didn't mean to insult your technical skills but we rarely get posters that know how to fix timing problems. SW GA is my stomping grounds...around Blakely...Donaldsonville... Are you a Wiregrassian?
 

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They tried to start similar sites in other states. We have a semblance of it in Alabama but nothing like GA. Well, good to have you with us, sir! RockyTop to ya'!
 
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