Colt Revolver Identification

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    Colt Revolver Identification

    I am liking the looks of this Colt but don't know anything about it.

    Any insights to model #, caliber, year, etc.?

    Thanks to all of you in advance!
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    Don't think it's a Colt. Looks like a breaktop Smith and Wesson to me. Based on the cylinder length I would guess .32 S&W caliber.

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    You nailed it! My LGS responded with the same thing. He called it a "lemon squeezer"! My friend that is selling it assured me it was a Colt. Boy, am I gullible.

    Thank you all for looking and to royal for setting the record straight.
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    If you look closely you can see the SW monogram on the grips. We all miss things at times.
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    Hard to tell at that angle but it's a Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless .32 by the looks of it, that is sporting a mismatched blued trigger guard. It has a six-digit serial number which means it is no older than the late 1890s. Can't read the serial number though so it could have been manufactured a good while later than that. Smith & Wesson was still assembling and selling their top-breaks right up until 1940.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royal barnes View Post
    If you look closely you can see the SW monogram on the grips. We all miss things at times.
    Was going to say the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Hard to tell at that angle but it's a Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless .32 by the looks of it, that is sporting a mismatched blued trigger guard. It has a six-digit serial number which means it is no older than the late 1890s. Can't read the serial number though so it could have been manufactured a good while later than that. Smith & Wesson was still assembling and selling their top-breaks right up until 1940.
    I have had two in my collection that are nickel with a blued trigger guard. This was not uncommon.

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