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 S&W 1894 Break / top opening revolver 32 cal.
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hank-g
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Posted - 09/17/2008 :  11:29:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Just acquired this weapon and know very little about it. Haven't been able to find much info on it. Know that it was the first year that S&W incorporated a extractor that pushed the cartridges back / clear, of cylinder, when you broke the gun open. Something else, that I found interesting, is the presence of a grip / heel safety, just as the Colt semi auto uses. This is a very nice little gun, it is also hammerlous and quite small and light in weight. Any info would be appreciated. ......... Hank G.

givette
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Posted - 09/18/2008 :  8:45:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by hank-g


Just acquired this weapon and know very little about it. Haven't been able to find much info on it. Know that it was the first year that S&W incorporated a extractor that pushed the cartridges back / clear, of cylinder, when you broke the gun open. Something else, that I found interesting, is the presence of a grip / heel safety, just as the Colt semi auto uses. This is a very nice little gun, it is also hammerlous and quite small and light in weight. Any info would be appreciated. ......... Hank G.



Yours is called "lemon squeezer" in the vernacular. It's a grip safety to block the action unless the gun is properly grasped to shoot. I don't remember the official S&W model designation, though..sorry.

About the extractor, pics below show my S&W .32 break-open revolver. The SerNo places the date of manufacture at 1883..so the auto extractor was incorporated into S&W revolvers earlier than 1894, although I don't remember the year of inception. Best, Joe





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