View Full Version : S&W 32 CTG Hamerless

02-22-2009, 07:34 PM
I recently came into possesion of my grandfather's old S&W 32 CTG:


This is the first gun I ever fired, many many years ago and I have not fired it or seen it since that outing. As a result, I am at a loss as to how to open the little bastard in order to clean and load it.

As you can see by this picture, there is a screw/pivot point just in front of the trigger guard which tells me that this paritcular gun is a "top break" loader, but for the life of me, I cannot remeber how it's done:


Any help in figuring this out would be greatly appreciated.

02-22-2009, 07:44 PM
It looks like the little knurled button on top should be to break it open. What a beautiful piece of history.

Mr. P
02-22-2009, 07:45 PM
Looks like a round release on top above the cylinder just behind the screw toward the grip..No?

02-22-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm working with that knurled button, but nothing's happening. Yet. I'm sure this simple and I'm just blind to it, LOL.

And Crin, it really is a sweet little gun. My dad's widow found it this weekend and gave it to me this afternoon. I think it was built in the '30s and it has the "lemon squeeze" safety on the back of the grip.

02-22-2009, 08:15 PM
GOT IT!! Lift up on the knurled button, don't slide...



02-22-2009, 09:38 PM
That is beautiful!!