S.W.C 32 Revolver cost, and model number

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S.W.C 32 Revolver cost, and model number

Post by chaithu3s » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:58 am

Hi all,


I have this Revolver my dad bought for me. i have it from the past 9 years. The markings on it says,

S.W.C 32

P.S.F

T (star) U

1949

Made in italy.


can someone please tell me, the model of this revolver? and how much does it fetch it. i am from Hyderabad by the way.

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Post by chaithu3s » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:30 am

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Post by manu » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:49 pm

if you attach some photo other then markings it's helps lot of you

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Post by ngrewal » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:45 pm

Manu is right need pictures and closeones for markings..

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Post by shashankkathuria » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:35 pm

I also have the exactly same gun but the year is 1952 and all the other markings are same. Please let me know about the gun, its make or anything else, if u know.

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Post by Trajeev » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:48 pm

Dear Shashank,
Please introduce yourself in the relevant section first.
Experts can comment only after you post close up photos of the Revolver & markings

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Post by Punit30b » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:59 pm

Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum. My dad also possess a revolver with similar markings except the year is 1950. I am in process to get it transferred in my name. I will try to post an image of that gun so that seniors can put some light on the make and quality etc.
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Post by Punit30b » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:55 pm

Here are some images for the forum
May be of some help
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Post by Punit30b » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:41 pm

Punit30b wrote:Hi everyone,
I am new to this forum. My dad also possess a revolver with similar markings except the year is 1950. I am in process to get it transferred in my name. I will try to post an image of that gun so that seniors can put some light on the make and quality etc.
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Here are some photos for the forum. May be it can helpImageImage

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Here are some pics for the forum. May be someone have any information.ImageImage

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Post by Punit30b » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm

If any member could provide some information. Waiting for some response

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Post by prashantchandila » Sat May 02, 2020 2:30 pm

I guess swc stands for semiwadcutter and the revolver is bodeo which was used by Italian army till early 1910.
I hope that learned members will shed some light. As far as price is concerned, I was offered a similar revolver for 100k (negotiable). I hope it is still available with the Gun house at Faridabad.


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Post by ckkalyan » Sun May 03, 2020 4:44 am

Hi Punit30b,

Interesting revolver you have there! My older eyes are not able to make out the markings from your photos. :(

It would be great to see images of the revolver on both sides, close-ups of various areas and ... also to highlight the markings, I would recommend dusting some talcum powder on the markings.

Here is a link to Wikipedia Bodeo Model 1889


Mfr 1889 - 1931 There is some interesting information about your, seemingly Officer's Model and a post-1931 model (probably refurbished after WWII

Much more detailed information here
I hope this is of some help.

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Re: S.W.C 32 Revolver cost, and model number

Post by ckkalyan » Sun May 03, 2020 4:58 am

SWC 32 could probably be a misnomer for .32 S&W (SWC=Smith Wesson Cartridge)
prashantchandila wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 2:30 pm
I guess swc stands for semiwadcutter
Also the PSF could stand for Polvere Senza Fumo which translates in english to smokeless gunpowder, so PSF=Italian smokeless powder (Nitro) proof mark. PSF under a Star inside a circle or under a crown.

Anyway, it would be great to see clear close-up images! (y)
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Re: S.W.C 32 Revolver cost, and model number

Post by timmy » Sun May 03, 2020 5:46 am

I don't think it's a 1889 Bodeo, because the Bodeo was a much larger caliber. Also, note that the front of the frame is cut square with the top strap and the bottom -- there's no shaping or curving of the corners, just a straight cut.

The ejector is puzzling, as it has a barrel lug and looks like it locks up front like a Smith & Wesson. The OP posted three pictures (with very poor lighting, so it's hard to see details) of one side, rather than letting us see both sides of the revolver. Perhaps it was a secret weapon? So, with a front lock like a Smith & Wesson, there's no crane visible for the cylinder to pivot out of the frame. Nor is there any hint as to how the loading gate, if any, is managed on the other side for which we have no pictures.
SWC 32 could probably be a misnomer for .32 S&W [SWC=Smith Wesson Cartridge)
I agree!

There were a lot of these kinds of 32 revolvers made in Europe after the war, just like Vespa motorscooters. businesses were doing anything to make some hard currency. Note, as I mentioned, how squared off the frame is, and also the trigger guard, which is a strap of sheet steel. I searched for quite awhile this morning and couldn't find anything that looked like this one. Maybe someone else would have better luck
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