It was originally designed as a black powder cartridge.The .32 S&W was offered to the public as a light defense cartridge for "card table" distances.There are also a lot of cheap knock-offs and expensive Colts marked "S&W .44 Special" because they are chambered for that cartridge. Here is advice and input: * The pistol pack which I bought in the late '70s, also included four different barrels, tools and two grips in a fitted case. A new stock, if matched to the overall appearance of the gun will be marginally acceptable, particularly on a very rare piece, but replacement with an original piece would be preferable. A Damascus twist steel double barrel shotgun is an antique shotgun made by layering iron and steel and welding them together.
The .32 S&W's velocity of approximately 700 feet per second (210 m/s) was very close to the .22 Long Rifle's performance from a sub-3-inch (76 mm) barrel, but with larger diameter and better sectional density.
Although the .32 S&W's round-nose bullet was less than optimal for defense, it did offer significant improvement over these other common handgun calibers of the day.
The round remained popular in the United States and Europe long after the firearms chambered for it were out of production.
For defensive uses, the .32 S&W is grouped with other turn-of-the-century cartridges designed for use in "belly guns"—guns meant for use in point-blank defensive situations, such as in a carriage or an alleyway.
An individual pistol might be from $300 to $500 a depending on the condition. There's not a lot of information available about this model or Fred Bifar Co, but it is apparently very similar to the IJ Model 1900 which will retail for $50-$175, depending on originality and condition. not exact, but anyhow you would have to know when the company started making them and how many they made per year Yes, sometimes. But some manufacturers seem to think that this should not be public knowledge and do not release their production data. Where do I find information on older model Savage products? Savage Arms is no longer able to access historical information on older Savage, Stevens, or Fox firearms. None that will give you all the information available. If you can find the right buyer, you might get considerably more.
S&W has a detailed book of all weapons sold under the S&W name. But you also need to know the manufacturer and model number. This information may be available through John Callahan who is an independent arms historian and is not an employee of Savage Arms. Callahan does not provide parts, gun smith services or offer a locator service for firearms or parts. I cannot find a stainless .44 mag made by Mitchell, but they did make a nickel plate. Antique and Collectible Firearms and Militaria Headquarters has year of manufacture data for some. [email protected] Johnson Supershot Sealed 8 .22 LR 8 shot break open revolver, adjustable sights, checkered wood grips, mfg. Values range for 5 at 100% condition (i.e., new in box)0 at 90%, at 80%, at 70%, and 75$ at 60%.
About 0-300, depending on model, barrel, and condition.
In my opinion, they are excellent revolvers that do not get the attention they are worth.
Since the .32 S&W headspaces on the rim and shares the rim dimensions and case and bullet diameters of the longer .32 S&W Long, the .32 H&R Magnum cartridges, and the .327 Federal Magnum, .32 S&W cartridges may be fired in arms chambered for these longer cartridges.
Longer cartridges are unsafe in short chambers, so none of these longer and more powerful cartridges should be loaded into arms designed for the .32 S&W.
S&W has made many 38 Special revolvers (which designates the cartridge, not the model).