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old ridgerunner
December 10, 2006, 07:35 PM
can anyone tell me exactlywhat i have and its value.it is a s&w 32-20 with real mother of pearl grips,it has 6 & 1 half inch barrel,blue finish,ser #409xx last pat. date is feb-6-06. thanks for your help,

James K
December 10, 2006, 08:27 PM
With that serial number and patent date, it would be the .32-20 Hand Ejector, Model 1905, Second Change. About 11,700 were made between 1907 and 1909. Yours would have been about midway in production, so 1908 would be a good bet. Value in like-new condition will run $500; one in average condition will run about $200-225.

The pearl grips don't add much if anything to the value (they were common at the time) and can detract if chipped or broken.

Jim

old ridgerunner
December 11, 2006, 06:36 AM
thanks for your help jim.now i know