SMITH & WESSON Double Action .32 REGULATION POLICE .32 Caliber Revolver C&R
NICE Double Action Smith & Wesson Revolver
Here we present a C&R Smith & Wesson .32 Regulation Police Double Action Revolver manufactured circa the 1930s in Springfield, Massachusetts. According to the Smith & Wesson Standard Catalog (Supica & Nahas), these revolvers were produced between 1917 and 1942 with serial numbers ranging between 258,000 to 536,000. The words “Regulation Police” were never featured on the gun. It came with a 6 shot fluted cylinder. Interestingly, the grips were not interchangeable with other previous models and did not feature a brand logo. However, they did have a stamping on the bottom buttstock “Pat. Jun 5 1917”.
The Regulation Police line was introduced in March of 1917, about a month before the United States declared war on Germany. Later that year the company was given over completely to wartime production of the U.S. Army Model of 1917, a heavy-frame revolver that chambered the .45 ACP cartridge. Thus only a few thousand Regulation Police revolvers were produced before production was curtailed. Production did not ramp up again until 1919.
The Regulation Police was available in two calibers, the .32 Long and .38 S&W (not to be confused with the 38 S&W Special). The .38 S&W is the shorter and less powerful cartridge that S&W introduced for their top break revolvers about 40 years earlier. The .38 version got its own serial number sequence, starting at 1 and running to about 55,000 in 1940, when commercial production was suspended again for wartime contracts. The .32 version was numbered in the .32 Hand Ejector series that had been running for 15 years. The exact production numbers are not known. The .32 was a six-shot revolver; the .38 cylinder carried only five rounds.
The overall condition is fine. Original finish. Strong action. Bright bore (contains two bulges). Both grips are in very good shape with light wear and retain sharp checkering. Sharp markings. Numbers match.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 6 inches.
Caliber: .32 S&W Long
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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