28 Comments

  1. Bob Roberson on October 24, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    They certainly named those pistols right, "safety". In my opinion the "lemon squeezer" pistols are the safest piece you can carry.



  2. Kiparis Acog on October 24, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Naiz P you have there



  3. Faelwolf on October 24, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    The nickle plating was not just for looks, but for corrosion resistance. In addition to black powder, primers were corrosive in those days, and they did not have access to stainless steel. It is actually pretty effective, a lot more of the nickle plated guns survived to this day vs the unplated ones. The mother of pearl grips are most likely original to that gun, they were a pretty common feature, esp. on the nickle plated guns.
    These are somewhat collectable, but not high dollar guns, and still useful for their intended purpose, concealed carry self defense, if you find one in good condition. Part of their reasonable price is that so many were made, and did not see a lot of "field" use or even fired that often, if at all, by their owners. I routinely see them in decent to great shape in the $125 – $175 range for the most common 4th model, only the really rare 1st and 2nd model bring collector prices.
    The hardest part about shooting them is finding ammo. .32 S&W is usually limited to a once a year production run, and can be hard to find on the shelf. If you find it, grab it when you can. Also keep in mind this gun is originally a black powder design, and while it can handle a modern smokeless powder load, that load has to remain in SAAMI spec, you don’t want to custom load or use hot rounds in it. (But why would you want to hot rod such a small round in the first place?) Basically it handles smokeless rounds due to being a bit overbuilt for it’s original time period, and better metallurgy in the post 1920 models. The usual considerations of age and condition very much apply as well. I wouldn’t recommend firing one of these a lot, they aren’t going to hold up to that like a modern gun would.
    One last bit of trivia for you: These are the "Saturday Night Special" that you hear about, this is the gun that the term was coined in reference to by politicians wanting to ban guns, starting back in the ’20’s. The term has come to be applied to any inexpensive small handgun, but was specific to the S&W lemon squeezer and it’s imitators back in the day.



  4. Pete on October 24, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Ever shoot it?



  5. Scott F. on October 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Were are going back in time and that is a neat wheel gun…Thanks…



  6. GunCollector007 on October 24, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    my wife just saw this vid and said "I want that" lol. now I am forced to buy another gun lol.



  7. LSU 19 on October 24, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I have the same MOP grip on my model 2. It was my great-great GFather’s – issued to him as an officer with Indian Affairs.



  8. Garage 66 on October 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm


  9. Veran Kapaun on October 24, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I Have a old Iver/Johnson .32 Nickel Revolver, that my Grandson thinks is the best gun ever made. 16yrs old with a ton of guns. Glock’s, Ruger’s, Sig’s, S&W and others. Shows that you never know what is the gun that you will Love. One other thing about the .32 I tell him, is that we have to stop at the bank to shoot this thing. Nice gun.



  10. don stromberg on October 24, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Gorgeous.



  11. Icarryone on October 24, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    You must sent that pistol to me immediately!



  12. علي عادل on October 24, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Is it possible to post a video to dismantle and install this pistol? I am following you from Iraq



  13. Tommy Rich on October 24, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I have one owned my my great grandmother, couldn’t figure out how to open it lol, so thank you.



  14. Arizona Ghostriders on October 24, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    This is a cool old revolver. To me it’s no’t pretty, but still neat.



  15. Pasta Fiend on October 24, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I have one of these but the trigger won’t pull unless I break the top open. I wonder if there’s anything I can do to try and fix it because it is a family heirloom



  16. MrBulletpoints on October 24, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Very cool. Do you have any idea what  year that one was made?



  17. Kadu Monteiro on October 24, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Good evening, what would be the ammunition for this revolver ???



  18. Daniel Viper on October 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Hello friend!
    Excuse the translation, I am in Brazil. See if you can help me. My wife’s father let a to revolve for her, Smith & Wesson, silver, ordered to plate with nickel. Would he/she like to know the year of production of him for the number that exists under the gunstock, can you tell me? Number 156687.
    Thank you very much!
    Daniel.`.



  19. johnattan correa on October 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    year of fabrication ?



  20. don stromberg on October 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Do you have Roy Jinks  book?



  21. ECLECTIC 361 on October 24, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Found one in rough but functional condition, guy is asking $175. I think his is worth $50. LOL still may get it and restore it. Its Historic Value to me may be right at $175 lol it’s over 100 years old and works



  22. richard kluesek on October 24, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    A friend’s Mom who worked as a cleaning lady in an overnight "no tell motel" carried one of these in blue for warding off evil in the unkown of the deep of night. (Think about encountering that dude who unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Florida doin’ drugs with his buddies.) We test fired a box of 50 rounds through it, was reliable but had a horribly heavy trigger pull and was thus hard to shoot and not too accurate. But fine for the intended purpose.



  23. ATV MOTOR VLOGLARI İYİ SEYİRLER on October 24, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    How many millimeters of this gun do you shoot?

    bullet ?



  24. Gun Enthusiast on October 24, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    very cool bro



  25. TheGunfighter45acp on October 24, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Neat! Is it an I frame?



  26. Jessie Walker on October 24, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I was gifted this gun from my grandfather when he passed and I’m curious to it’s worth, it has developed some rust because it very old and was sitting in his dresser drawer forever



  27. Slaughter Hound on October 24, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Great old classic! I agree with you about the nickel plating though, I just don’t really care for most shiny handguns. There is only one I would like to have in nickel, and that is a S&W Model 19 snub. Saw one a few years ago at a pawn shop but didn’t want to pay what they were asking. I’ll find another someday, and then I’m buying.



  28. All Outdoors on October 24, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Very neat. These guns and their imitators were so common as conceal carry handguns in those times that they still make 32 S&W ammunition as a result. I saw a couple boxes in Gander Mountain the other day and thought, eh, I think I need me a top break now.