gosh, what a fine piece the Clerke 1st 32 cal S&W was. From Clerke Technicorp in beautiful Santamonica, CA, it just probably didn't get any better.
And I thought my RG14 was a cheap POS. I still shoot it at the range every month, and carry it in the field with snake shot.
I had the priviledge to be in the home of a lady friend tonight, one of my wife's running buddies that we pal around with, along with one of my old buddies. Anyhow, she mentioned that she had a "shiney .32 revolver" that an ex-boyfriend gave her 25 years ago. She said she had never even shot it, and when she took it to a family get together with her brother, son and nephews, none of them would even consider shooting it. This lady has felt safe and secure with that thing in her house for 25 years, and even mentioned she had had it in here hand many times answering the door late at night. Now that's scary. The gun was at least left with only 4 rounds in the wheel, and empty cylinder under the hammer spur. It took me a couple of seconds to figure out that the pin just pulled out, with a very light touch (no threads), and the cylinder fell to the right. After I unloaded the 25 year old rounds and re-assembled the gun, it took a bit of wiggling of the cylinder to release the hammer to cock the gun. The DA trigger pull probably was never woman friendly either.
What a really dangerous piece of crap for a single woman to depend on for home or personal defense. I'm planning a range trip for her to shoot my wife's P-32, and will then try to find her one. I'm still amazed that her family members that wouldn't shoot the POS would even let her take it back home, knowing that she actually thought it was a functional weapon.
I had better made die-cast cap guns back in the 50's, and no doubt byron had much better than that back in the 90's (18's that is)