Smith & Wesson No. 1 Revolver, Second Issue
Smith & Wesson No. 1, 2nd Issue, Tip-up Revolver, .22 cal. short black powder cartridge. This was one of the popular self defense guns privately purchased by and for the soldiers of both the North and the South. This seven round, non-flute cylinder, 3 3/16" octagon barreled revolver probably looked pretty good considering the assault rifle at the time was a single shot. The # 863xx on bottom of grip frame is also on the right, excellent condition, rosewood grips. The 3 patent dates on cylinder are barely visible, blue finish turning gray with 98% silver on frame but some speckling has started, overall antique condition is fine+. Usually these guns are found with just the brass base of the frame and without any silver plating left. Civil War era.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 1024