You said '57, and that the serial numbers ran from 117xxx to 125xxx, but my serial number is 153xxx. Wouldn't that make it a '58 or '59? Do I have my facts right?
Yeah, I need to cut back on sniffing glue...
Serial nunbers ran from 125000 in 1957 to 295000 in 1962, so yes, your's is around 58/59.
SN's ran from 17D8901 to 21D0883 that year.
old Smith and Wesson .32 revolver I recently inherited. The number stamped into the metal on the bottom of the grip is 178773
When you say old, is it a break-top (barrel pivots down) or a modern swing out cylinder?