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Berto
08-24-2012, 18:11
I put one of these on layaway, couldn't resist.
I'm on a pea shooter kick.

http://gastatic.com/UserImages/65593/949247648/wm_1600454.jpg

It's a S&W model 1 and 1/2 SA .32 (S&W). Made about 1890, really good shape with strong mechanicals, bright bore and sharp rifling with only a few possible pits. Decent trigger too, for the spur types.


I'm going to shoot my Iver Johnson .32 tomorrow, will save the brass and maybe a few rounds for this one.

bac1023
08-24-2012, 18:16
Congrats! :cool:

PawDog
08-24-2012, 18:18
Nice find......I've always liked the look of the top break revolvers. Remember when you could buy them all day long for around $40.00, each?

Berto
08-24-2012, 18:27
Nice find......I've always liked the look of the top break revolvers. Remember when you could buy them all day long for around $40.00, each?

I do, in fact I did that last week, talked them down five bucks.:supergrin:

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/223/ij001.jpg

PzGren
08-24-2012, 22:08
I remember even the times, when $40 was considered outrageously expensive on a top-break revolver.

I am also, once again, intrigued by pea-shooters and have picked up a few .32 ACP pistols lately.

steve1911
08-24-2012, 23:17
Congrats!



1911club#410

fnfalman
08-25-2012, 00:05
Very nice find, Berto!!!

I passed over a 6" .32 SW top break last year and I kicked myself for it.

Hamilton Burger
08-25-2012, 00:33
http://i49.tinypic.com/1fvl9v.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/t53dye.jpg

Wyoming
08-25-2012, 00:37
I put one of these on layaway, couldn't resist.
I'm on a pea shooter kick.

http://gastatic.com/UserImages/65593/949247648/wm_1600454.jpg

It's a S&W model 1 and 1/2 SA .32 (S&W). Made about 1890, really good shape with strong mechanicals, bright bore and sharp rifling with only a few possible pits. Decent trigger too, for the spur types.


I'm going to shoot my Iver Johnson .32 tomorrow, will save the brass and maybe a few rounds for this one.

You are good enough to hit a pea!:wow:

As you know I love Berto Reports. That revolver came out in the 1860's. Not sure when yours was made but even if a later production it is still very old. Your discription seems to indicate it is in shooting condition.

Do you plan to shot it?

If so then get a can of peas .....:supergrin:

countrygun
08-25-2012, 00:41
My weakness is old .22s sorry for the crappy first picture, I was snapping a quick pic for something else.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/100_0438.jpg









http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/22sforsixguns001.jpg



http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/22sforsixguns002.jpg

SigFTW
08-25-2012, 08:23
Cool top brake pistol, love the look. It reminds me of the old detective shows like Sherlock and Poirot.

Bruce M
08-25-2012, 08:27
Very interesting find!

Berto
08-25-2012, 13:44
You are good enough to hit a pea!:wow:

As you know I love Berto Reports. That revolver came out in the 1860's. Not sure when yours was made but even if a later production it is still very old. Your discription seems to indicate it is in shooting condition.

Do you plan to shot it?

If so then get a can of peas .....:supergrin:

I do plan to shoot it. Still undecided on whether to run even the low powered modern .32 S&W in the Smith though, it wasn't made for smokeless and the pressure spike is different than Black Powder.
I understand the present day .32 SW is is loaded light in deference to older BP top breaks, but I don't want to push the gun.
I'll work on the peas.:supergrin:

ca survivor
08-26-2012, 09:14
I put one of these on layaway, couldn't resist.
I'm on a pea shooter kick.

http://gastatic.com/UserImages/65593/949247648/wm_1600454.jpg

It's a S&W model 1 and 1/2 SA .32 (S&W). Made about 1890, really good shape with strong mechanicals, bright bore and sharp rifling with only a few possible pits. Decent trigger too, for the spur types.


I'm going to shoot my Iver Johnson .32 tomorrow, will save the brass and maybe a few rounds for this one.
Congrats !!!! that 45 on the label is the not the price right ?

pennlineman
08-26-2012, 09:25
Cool old revolver, congrats!