OLD WEST Antique SMITH & WESSON No. 1 Revolver
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Item 670488406
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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OLD WEST Antique SMITH & WESSON No. 1 Revolver

19th Century POCKET CARRY for the Armed Citizen

Here we present an antique Smith & Wesson Number 1 Third Issue Revolver, made circa 1873. The No. 1 was Smith & Wesson’s first metallic cartridge firearm. It utilized the idea of the “bored through cylinder”, which was patented by Rollin White and subsequently exclusively licensed by Smith & Wesson. This concept has forever changed revolving firearms design, and is the same idea used in revolvers today. S&W, via Rollin White himself, aggressively sued any patent infringers and were able to hold their monopoly on the American market for cartridge revolvers from about 1857 to 1870, whereupon their patent expired. The results were a very profitable business, a broke Rollin White, and a grudging U.S. Chief of Ordnance Alexander Dyer, who was still angry in 1870 about not being able to use the technology during the Civil War. The U.S. government ended up giving Colt their contracts since they valued the larger .44 caliber in the Colt 1860 Armies over the .32 caliber full sized No. 2 Armies.

This small revolver is a 7-shot .22 rimfire. It was specifically designed to be a pocket gun, being very small and light. For those not wanting or needing a full-sized gun or for those who wanted a backup this revolver was the ideal firearm for the turbulent 19th century.

The Third Issue was S&W’s final improved version of the revolver. The rounded birds head grips, fluted cylinder and round barrel made this an even sleeker variant of the revolver that started it all.

This specimen is in near fine condition. It retains almost all its original nickel finish. All markings are clear and legible. The rosewood grips are in very good condition. The bore is good and the action is fine.

Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.

Barrel is 3-3/16 inches in length.

Caliber: .22 rimfire (short)

The bore is in good condition and the action is fine.

Overall condition as seen in photos.

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Mfg Part Number
5.00 Pounds