CIVIL WAR Antique SMITH & WESSON No. 1 Revolver
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Item 671574556
Location Columbia, MO 65203
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CIVIL WAR Antique SMITH & WESSON No. 1 Revolver

19th Century Pocket Carry for the Armed Citizen

Here we present an antique Smith & Wesson Number 1 Second Issue Revolver, made circa 1864. 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. The No. 1 was the precursor to larger firearms that were simply scaled up to be more suitable for use as martial weapons.

This specimen is in fine condition. It retains almost all of its original silver plate finish on the brass frame. The cylinder retains about 70% of its blue, and the barrel assembly a small amount in protected areas. All markings are clear and legible. The rosewood grips are in near fine 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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5.00 Pounds