Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 372: Smith & Wesson K-32 Masterpiece "Pre-Model 16" Target Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Very Scarce Smith & Wesson K-32 Masterpiece "Pre-Model 16" Target Double Action Revolver with Gold Box

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Very Scarce Smith & Wesson K-32 Masterpiece "Pre-Model 16" Target Double Action Revolver with Gold Box

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 32 Hand Ejector
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 S&W Long
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is a scarce Heavy Barrel K-32 Masterpiece "Pre-Model 16" Target revolver manufactured in 1955. Finished in bright blue and built on the square butt K target 5 screw frame and pinned 6 inch barrel. It is one of the rarest post-war K frame revolvers manufactured by S&W . This example has a barrel marked "SMITH & WESSON" on the left side, and "32 S.&W. LONG" on the right side of the barrel. The right side of the frame is marked with the Smith & Wesson address, and the right side plate has a large S&W trademark. The number matching cylinder measures 1.56 inches long. The barrel is also numbered to the gun, and the frame and crane have matching assembly number "74194." It is fitted with fixed blade front and adjustable notch rear sights. The checkered hammer and serrated trigger are casehardened. The grip straps are serrated. Original checkered walnut grips with the right grip numbered to the gun. Includes hand-numbered original box with tools. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with some slight muzzle wear, light handling, light cylinder drag lines, and occasional freckling. Roper Grips are also excellent with some light handling marks. Box is fine with some light edge wear and handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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