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 Post subject: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 2:50 am 
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a friend of my mine is wanting me to find info on this gun.
it's a 5 shot revolver...
on one side it says
32 S&W CTGE
on the top it says...
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON ARMS CO
WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS U.S.A
wondering if anyone knows much about this pistol.
also, if anyone knows of any sites that might have replacement parts.
serial number is 474852,
here's few pics of it..

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tc
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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 2:57 am 
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http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Default.aspx About the best place to find parts for old guns. Is there anything in particular that needs replaced?

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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:01 am 
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Its not a pistol. It is a revolver.


This is my snobby assholish statement of the day. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:08 am 
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not sure how to describe the part I'm looking for....
so gonna add a pic,
the problem with it is, the cylinder doesn't always fully rotate ... the part that kicks out the spent rounds when opened, has been badly worn.
so that's the part I'm looking for... cause the center of it is how a pin comes in to rotate the cylinder, the pin is in fine shape, it's where it engages that's badly worn.. if ya follow me..

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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:14 am 
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Maybe you know this already but .32 S&W is older than the hills; late 19th century. Most likely it is chambered in .32 S&W Long, or faintly possibly H&R .32 magnum. Its sort of like .38spc/.357 where you can fire the shorter cartridges in larger cylinders; meaning if it were the more recent H&R .32 magnum it could still fire .32 S&W Long. From the picture it looks like its older than 1984 which would rule out H&R Magnum but I'd just take it to a friendly gun store and ask if they can identify the cartridge type. Both are usually stocked at gun stores at least in my neck of the woods although they are not nearly so common as some other revolver cartridges.

A .32 S&W is pretty near useless. H&R Magnum has some advantages but is generally inferior to .38 +P in every way (less felt recoil in an alloyed gun but it looks like what you've got there is all steel anyway).

I'd get a local gunsmith to take a look at it - often a consulting/estimation fee is only $20 and they often have direct contacts to find out about parts availability.

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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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You can try to reshape the cut outs. The pistol is not worth much if anything. The part is easy to replace. Just order the complete cylinder and it drops in. Now whether it will be timed or not is another thing. Kned Gecko loves his 38s&w version. I made him a holster for it a while back.

Edit to add THIS IS NOT A 32 H&R Magnum revolver. Don't even bring the cartridges into the same room. It will be a 32 S&W or 38 S&W anything else will BLOW THE GUN UP if you can even get it into the gun.

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Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

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Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:21 am 
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thanks for the info guys..
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Edit to confirm info. I was doing this by memory. Looking up the cross references now.

Parts

32 S&W Cyl
May or may not work with your gun but its a start and at $30 its cheap.

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Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

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Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

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Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 4:23 am 
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from what I've found online, realy, the revolver isn't worth fixing, it's not mine, belongs to a buddy... if it was mine, I'd just stow it away as a keep sake...
belonged to his step dad, and got passed on to him...
it's a cheap gun, not anything of value, unless it has memories to go alone with it.
my buddy isn't very good with the internet, why he gave it to me to see what I could find..
I'm a bit internet savy, not the best... by far, but not ignorant... :)
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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:
Edit to confirm info. I was doing this by memory. Looking up the cross references now.

Parts

32 S&W Cyl
May or may not work with your gun but its a start and at $30 its cheap.



thankfull for any info you can come up with..
tc
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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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would anyone know by the serial number what yr it was made?
got a old 32 colt that someone was able, by it's serial number, told me it was made in
1924... passed down to me by my step dad..
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I can't but that is one FINE specimen. Very nice and I dislike colts even more than Glocks.

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Oneswunk wrote:
Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

tarzan wrote:
Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

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Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:
I can't but that is one FINE specimen. Very nice and I dislike colts even more than Glocks.



here's my collection...
got more, but those are rifles and a shot gun...
but here's a pic of my handguns...
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38 Special Model 10 S&W Rev 2 or 3, 9mm S&W Sigma, Colt 380 not sure model or caliber, and a 9x18 Commercial Russian Makarov. Tell me how close I am. The 10 might be later but I can't see the pic clear enough to tell.

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Oneswunk wrote:
Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

tarzan wrote:
Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

Tommy Tran wrote:
Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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top right to left, then bottom right to left...


38 S&W Chief special, S&W 380 Sigma series...
1903 Colt 32, ... 9mm Markarov, put new main spring it it.and it shoots SWEET..
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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:
38 Special Model 10 S&W Rev 2 or 3, 9mm S&W Sigma, Colt 380 not sure model or caliber, and a 9x18 Commercial Russian Makarov. Tell me how close I am. The 10 might be later but I can't see the pic clear enough to tell.



damn dude... u nailed it ... :)


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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oh, the 38 S&W special is a mod 36... double action...


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gumpster wrote:
oh, the 38 S&W special is a mod 36... double action...

Does it say 36 on the frame under the crane? The 36 was an Early 10 BTW. Either way one of the finest handguns of all times. I'd rather that 38 than a Glock in a PAW.

BTW you can get a 380 barrel for it. Some are even threaded. Being a fixed barrel it is a great silenced auto. The mags are interchangeable. If you like I will make you a mag pouch for it. It can be hard to get a properly fitting mag pouch for it. I had a rare Stainless steel version at one time.

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Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

tarzan wrote:
Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

Tommy Tran wrote:
Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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Gun_Nut_2k1 wrote:
gumpster wrote:
oh, the 38 S&W special is a mod 36... double action...

Does it say 36 on the frame under the crane? The 10 was an Early 36 BTW. Either way one of the finest handguns of all times. I'd rather that 38 than a Glock in a PAW.


yes it does...
open it up right in front of the cylinder is printed "mod 36"...

I know it's a short range gun... for sure.. but damn, it's like having a cannon in ur hand...
takes practice to use it well...


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That's even better! You lucky bastard! BTW I had them backwards in my head. The 36 is earlier than 10. Does it have a revision on the 36? If not man you have a hell of a gun. Not as good as the old 5 screws but damn good. Check out this bit of info from http://www.snubnose.info/docs/Model_36.htm

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Smith & Wesson is definitely not Ford Motor Company. S&W constantly made small design tweaks on their guns, and thereby produced a multitude of variations in the Model 36. Production changes:

1951 - Slightly larger frame and triggerguard
1952 - Introduction of square butt at serial 21,342
1953 - Elimination of screw in triggerguard, larger grips (four-screw)
1955 - Removed upper sideplate screw at serial 75,000 (three-screw0
1957 - Chief's Special continued as the Model 36
1955-1975 - Produced as Model 50 with target sights in 2" and 3" barreled models
Also produced in heavy barrel 3" version without target sights

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Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

tarzan wrote:
Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

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Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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nope, my step dad bought it brand new... when he past, my mom gave it to me..
still have the box and intstructions.. :)


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And a low serial number 615-000! I hate you sooooo much. :wink:

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Interesting idea, but I still prefer the feel of wood in my hands.

tarzan wrote:
Not a sound argument for having wood, in my opinion.

Tommy Tran wrote:
Before I drop hammer on a 'clear' SG I full finger both tubes!


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And a low serial number 615-000! I hate you sooooo much. :wink:



615-000


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I live out in the country on a farm, but still , I keep my 9mm and my 38 loaded.. besides my shot gun and rifles... :)


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 Post subject: Re: 32 S&W CTGE pistol
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Its not a pistol. It is a revolver.


This is my snobby assholish statement of the day. :lol:
I love top-breaks.


Colonel Colt would be surprised at this, seeing as he marketed his 6 shooters as
"revolving pistols" :)

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