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Another pea-shooter;

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Berto, Aug 24, 2012.


  1. Berto

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    woo woo

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    I put one of these on layaway, couldn't resist.
    I'm on a pea shooter kick.

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    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.
     

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  2. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:
     

  3. PawDog

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    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?
     
  4. Berto

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

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  5. PzGren

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    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.
     
  6. steve1911

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    Congrats!



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  7. fnfalman

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    Very nice find, Berto!!!

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

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  9. Wyoming

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    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:
     
  10. countrygun

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    My weakness is old .22s sorry for the crappy first picture, I was snapping a quick pic for something else.

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  11. SigFTW

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    Cool top brake pistol, love the look. It reminds me of the old detective shows like Sherlock and Poirot.
     
  12. Bruce M

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    Very interesting find!
     
  13. Berto

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    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:
     
  14. ca survivor

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    Congrats !!!! that 45 on the label is the not the price right ?
     
  15. pennlineman

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    Cool old revolver, congrats!