Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 450 ONO
A very rare Smith & Wesson 1 & 1/2 3rd model.
Fluted cylinder, top break.
Retaining 85 % of its original Nickle finish.
Single Action Revolver.
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 .22 caliber Model 1 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. It was produced in three varieties from 1865 through 1892,
The third issue of the Model 1 1⁄2 is known as the "Model No. 1 1⁄2 Single Action Revolver". It differs substantially from the first two issues by breaking at the top (just in front of the hammer), consistent with the design of the Safety Hammerless or S&W .38 Single Action. It can be readily distinguished from the first two issues by its lack of ejector rod under the barrel, the large hinge in front of, and just below the barrel, and the extractor that ejects spent cartridges when the barrel is hinged downward. The grip is rounded at the butt, and is similar in appearance to that on the 2nd Issue. This revolver marked the debut of the .32 S&W centerfire cartridge.
...Read full description