SMITH & WESSON .22/32 HAND EJECTOR Double Action SELF DEFENSE Revolver C&R
Known as the “.22/32 HEAVY FRAME TARGET REVOLVER”
Here we present a C&R Smith & Wesson .22/32 Hand Ejector Double Action Revolver, made circa the 1920s-30s in Springfield, Massachusetts. This is a very interesting model from a collector’s point of view. Phillip B. Bekeart, a San Francisco firearms dealer, requested that S&W manufacture a .22-caliber target-grade revolver on the heavier .32 frame. He believed in his idea so passionately, that he immediately ordered 1,000 guns for himself. This initial order is found within serial number range 1 to 3000 and are known to collectors as the authentic “Bekearts”.
The remainder of the extensive production run are simply .22/32 Hand Ejectors. These were chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge and sported a 6-shot fluted cylinder with 6″ barrel. The finish was blue with square a butt and checkered extension-type walnut grips. There were only 292 revolvers of his initial order delivered to Mr. Bekeart, but the first 1,000 pistols are considered to be true Bekearts. The production number of each respective pistol is stamped into the base of the extended wooden grips. S&W went on to manufacture several hundred thousand of these revolvers between 1911 and 1953.
The overall condition is good. Patina throughout. The action is excellent. The bore is in good shape, clean with good rifling. The rear sight is absent. The hammer spur has been bobbed. The grips are in good condition. The bottom of the grip is numbered “81”.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 7 inches.
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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