US Smith & Wesson Model No 1-1/2 First Issue 32 Calibre, Rim Fire Revolver.
Stock Number: 20181121
Offered for sale is this nice quality example of the Smith & Wesson No 1-1/2 First Issue, revolver, a.k.a "Old Model 1-1/2" RF Revolver. These were manufactured 1865 - 68. In 32 caliber Rim Fire, 5 shot, with a non fluted cylinder. With a fine Nickel Plated finish
Offered for sale is this nice quality example of the Smith & Wesson No 1-1/2 First Issue, revolver, a.k.a “Old Model 1-1/2″ RF Revolver. These were manufactured 1865 – 68. In 32 caliber Rim Fire, 5 shot, with a non fluted cylinder. There is a standard 3-1/2” Octagonal barrel, clearly inscribed to the top rib: “Smith & Wesson. Springfield Mass. Pat.d. Apr 3. July 5.1859 & Nov 21 1865”.
The serial number 21864 C 1864 of 26300 manufactured.
Retaining a high % of it’s Nickel Plated finish, with only very minor speckling. The original 2 piece square ended Rosewood grips, are of high quality, with only very minor dings, The action is sound, and the hinged barrel swings upwards for loading. The clearly rifled bore is clean,with only very minor stain, and very slight wear.
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I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.