SMITH & WESSON Model 31-1

PRICE: R 2,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1120

FEATURES:

MAKE Smith & Wesson
MODEL 31-1
CALIBER .32 S&W Long
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Very good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Smith & Wesson Model 31 is a small-frame, 6-shot , double-action/single-action revolver chambered in .32 S&W Long.
It is a square-butt variant of the Smith & Wesson Model 30, which was based on the Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector Model of 1903.

When first introduced in 1948 it was known as the “Model .32 Regulation Police” and was based on the I-frame, however in 1958 it was redesigned around the new J-frame and reintroduced as the Model 31-1, which remained in production until 1976.
The Model 31-1 designation indicates that it is a J-frame variant and not the older I-frame.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in very good used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
While the original finish is still excellent, there are a few spots of light surface rust from sitting in storage, which can easily be cleaned off.
The original wooden grips are still perfect.
Comes in its original cardboard box and includes the original manual and cleaning tool.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, as well as every day concealed carry.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports*:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • STEEL CHALLENGE

*While this revolver is technically suitable for the above sports, it may be a challenge and quite expensive to find a sufficient supply of the old .32 S&W Long ammunition.
This gun is better suited for self-defense, or as a collectors item.

FIREARM TRIVIA:

In the movie ‘Pulp fiction’, the character, ‘Ringo’, played by actor Tim Roth uses a S&W Model 30 (the round-butt version of the Model 31) in the opening scene where he and ‘Honey Bunny’ hold-up the diner.

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