How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Philip Van Cleave Your Own Question
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 3981
Experience:  Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
Type Your Firearms Question Here...
Philip Van Cleave is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

i have a smith and wesson 32 long revolver, s/n 229551, last

This answer was rated:

i have a smith and wesson 32 long revolver, s/n 229551, last pat. date on barrel is Sept. 4 09, 3.5" barrel, cylinder rotates ccw
Thank you for using Just Answer!

This should be your gun. Please confirm and I will get you values, etc.:


I believe that will be a match. Here is the information on your gun:

The Smith & Wesson Model .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903, 5th Change is a six-shot, fluted-cylinder, double-action revolver chambered in .32 S&W Long and with a barrel length of 3-1/4, 4-1/4, or 6 inches. It uses the I frame and has 5 screws. The trigger was improved in this model. The finish can be either blued or nickel plated. Around 160,499 were made from 1910 through 1917.

Based on the serial number provided, your gun was made around 1915.

Retail values:

Excellent: $690-$780
Very Good: $450-$570
Good: $330-$360
Fair: $210-$300
Poor: $180

I hope this helps. If you are satisfied with my answer, please click the "accept" button. Thanks!

Philip Van Cleave and other Firearms Specialists are ready to help you