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    A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560. Revolver

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    A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560. Pistol / Hand Guns
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    • A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560.   Revolver
    • A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560.   Revolver for sale in United Kingdom
    • A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560.   Revolver for sale
    • Revolver for sale

    A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver made by the world famous Smith & Wesson of Springfield Mass. Circa 1861-1865. The 3.5 inch barrel marked on top with the name "SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD MASS. PAT.D. APR 3.1855 & JULY 5.1859". Two piece wooden grips. At the time the Civil War started, Smith & Wesson was the only manufacturer of revolvers using a bored-through cylinder. A feature which was required in order to efficiently use modern cartridge ammunition. Since 1857 the firm's only production firearm had been the Model 1 revolver in .22 rim-fire caliber. While the market was good for its .22 caliber pocket pistol, S&W recognized its limitations early on and wanted to answer the growing demand for a larger design with the advantages of the Model 1. Their solution to this demand was a scaled up version of their latest .22 caliber revolver, the Model 1 Second Issue. The new .32 caliber revolver was called by the factory the Number 2 or Belt Pistol. Perhaps due to its use in the war, collectors have since named this revolver the Model 2 or, more commonly, the Number 2 Army. A great many of the orders S&W received during the Civil War came from soldiers or men soon to be soldiers. Those looking for dependable protection could do no better than the Number 2 Smith & Wesson which could be loaded quickly with waterproof metallic ammunition and was of a size suitable for the belt or a small holster. It is generally acknowledged that a significant number of individually purchased Number 2s saw service, sometimes quite active service, in the Civil War. Capt. Frederick Livermore, Massachusetts Volunteers wrote to S & W "most of our officers have your make." Capt. H. L. Wheat, 11th Missouri Cavalry, considered the Number 2 the "best belt revolver I have yet seen" as did Major D. Frazar, 13th New York Cavalry. (John Parson's authoritative study of early Smith & Wesson pistols, which is based on these correspondence files). Overall length 8.5 inches. Action in good working order. In good condition showing some signs of use. Ref 1560. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.

    £ 750
    Category:Pistol / Hand Guns
    Subcategory:Revolver
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 750
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa
    Model:1861-1865. Ref 1560.
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Your reference:1560
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560.   Revolver
    A good American tip up .32 rim-fire revolver by Smith & Wesson. Circa 1861-1865. Ref 1560. Revolver
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