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April 16, 2009, 01:00 PM
I have a question here that may stump you.
I have a B & H revolver in .32. It was made in Spain I think.
There is 0 finish left, and some very minor pitting on the barrel. But the rifleing is good, and the cylinder is fairly tight. The problem is the fireing pin is broken :(. Can someone tell me if there is a source, or interchangables I can use to get this revolver back in shape?
It would make a nice little gun for the glove box or back pack.
I'm gratefull for any help.

April 18, 2009, 07:44 PM
Can you poost any photos? Any markings?
Most likely your revolver is a cheap Spanish export. Many small Spanish shops made copies of many firearms in the first half of the 20th century. Eibar was a particularly active region in these endeavours. Most are only good as wallhangers as the metal used to make them was suspect.

April 20, 2009, 11:05 AM
On the left side under the cylinder release is a circle with the letter H with the letter B over top of it. On top of the barrel is the inscription "the best american amunition are those that fit B & H revolvers."
The left side of the the barrel says 32 long ctg.
The serial num 37*** is on the bottom of the grip frame.
I haven't had this one apart to check for proof marks yet.


April 20, 2009, 12:45 PM
I think we'd need some better pictures (especially of the proofmarks) to be sure, but it looks like your revolver is a Bestegui Hermanos ("Bestegui Brothers") copy of a S&W Hand Ejector, chambered for the 32 S&W Long cartridge. Bestegui Hermanos was in business from 1914 until the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, so your best bet for spare parts is likely going to be finding a junker version of this revolver, and stripping it for parts; even then, it might take a fair amount of hand-fitting, since that's the way these revolvers were assembled in the first place.

James K
April 20, 2009, 02:23 PM
It looks like the firing pin (hammer nose) may be separate from the hammer and held in with a rivet, like the older S&W's. If so, making a new firing pin should be fairly easy. The problem is that if you can't DIY, a gunsmith would charge more than the gun is worth, which is around $50 tops. Those revolvers were not the worst of the Spanish imports, but most were made from cast iron and have a reputation for blowing up. The .32 S&W Long is so low power that it should be safe to fire the gun, but I consider them all basically unsafe.


old knife buddy
April 20, 2009, 03:32 PM
i think sbc is right obea hermanos smith & wesson patton could be a comanche model hard to tell with the pics

April 20, 2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks for all the info, looks like this one goes back on the wall. :D Sounds like it's not going to be worth the hassle. :(

April 21, 2009, 08:57 AM
You said,
The problem is the firing pin is broken .

That is possibly correct however, the firing pin may have been purposely altered to prevent the revolver from firing;)

April 22, 2009, 12:11 PM
gbro, no, I broke the pin (I'll not explain how :o)

May 10, 2009, 02:04 PM
you could get a S&W pin and you might fit it or modify to fit,I did that for a rossi.