SMITH & WESSON Model 1905 Target

PRICE: R 3,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1408

FEATURES:

MAKE Smith & Wesson
MODEL .32-20 Model of 1905, 4th Change Target
CALIBER .38 Special
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Very good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Military and Police (M&P) Model if 1899 was the first S&W Model K-Frame revolver and was also the first gun ever chambered for the .38 S&W Special cartridge.
It is the earliest S&W model that remains in continuous production today (with refinements and improvements), and over the years and through its many iterations, more than 6,000,000 of these revolvers have been produced, making it the most popular handgun of the 21st Century.

The Smith & Wesson Model Military & Police Model of 1905 is the third of S&W’s .38 Hand Ejector models.
Later models in this series include the .38 Military & Police Victory Model and the S&W Model 10.
The Model 1905, as with the other .38 Hand Ejector models, is a 6-shot revolver built on the S&W K frame, with a swing-out cylinder chambered in .38 Special.
At various times throughout its production, it was offered with a round or square butt grip frame, with various different grip styles, finishes and barrel lengths.

This model had a “five screw” frame, with four screws holding the side plate and one screw at the front of the trigger guard.
Four minor design changes were made during the production run of the Model 1905, with the 4th change production run from 1915 to 1942.

This particular revolver is a .32-20 Hand Ejector Model 0f 1905, 4th Change Target model with adjustable rear sights and target front blade.
On the right side of the barrel it is stamped, ’32 WCF CTG’ between two Maltese crosses.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in very good, used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
The overall original finish is still very good to excellent, with only some extremely light wear around the muzzle and on the edges of the cylinder.
The wooden grips are still in very good condition, but do not seem to be original (although I am not sure).
Note: I do not think that this revolver is rated for  .38 Special +P ammunition.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense.
Even though this revolver has a relatively small frame, this example does have large grips and also may be a little heavy for every-day carry, unless for a large-framed person.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE

This revolver may also have some collectors value due to its age and heritage.

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