.32 Hand Ejector Model of 1896 or .32 Hand Ejector 1st Model

This model was the first time S&W made a revolver with a swing-out cylinder. Interestingly, there is no cylinder latch; but the action opens by pulling forward on the exposed portion of the cylinder pin. This frees the spring tension and allows the cylinder to swing free. Another novel feature of this model is the cylinder stop location, which is located in the top of the frame over the cylinder. Chambered for .32 S&W Long cartridge, has a 6-shot fluted cylinder and offered with 3.25", 4.25" and 6" long barrels. Available with a round or square butt, has checkered hard rubber grips and is blued or nickel-plated. Factory installed target sights were available by special order. Company name, address and patent dates are stamped on the cylinder instead of barrel. Approximately 19,712 manufactured between 1896 and 1903.
Gun Type: Handgun
Very Good$0000

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