Dating smith wesson 32 revolver
It was produced in several variations and sub-variations, including both the "Russian Model", so named because it was supplied to the military of the Russian Empire (41,000 No.
It must have been special ordered before new barrels for the DA's were available because the patent dates only go up to 1877 as found on the Model 1 1/2 .32 Single Action and there are no 1879 or 1880 dates pertaining to the Double Action.The Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 was Smith & Wesson's second .32 caliber revolver, intended to combine the small size and convenience of the Smith & Wesson Model 1 .22 rimfire with the larger caliber of the 6-shot "belt sized" Model 2, which was introduced in 1860.Chambered in .32 Rimfire, its cylinder held 5 shots.The S&W Model 3 was originally chambered for the .44 S&W American and .44 Russian cartridges, and typically did not have the cartridge information stamped on the gun (as is standard practice for most commercial firearms).Model 3 revolvers were later produced in an assortment of calibers, including .44 Henry Rimfire, .44-40, .32-44, .38-44, and .45 Schofield.Checkered hard rubber grips are in Excellent Condition.
Comes in an original Smith and Wesson Box which has a label matching the configuration of this revolver.
Smith & Wesson 32 Double Action Revolver Serial Number 753 Description: This is a very early Smith and Wesson Double Action Pocket Revolver in .32 Caliber.
The first 30 guns DA's in 32 Caliber had a rare squared sideplate which was quickly followed by an improved oval design.
So this is kind of a neat find to see the same thing with a Smith and Wesson.
Overall condition is NRA Antique Fine with 93% original nickel overall.
Models were available in blued or nickel-plated finishes, and the majority were produced with The second issue of the Model 1 1/2 can be identified by its fluted barrel and the rounded shape of the grip butt.