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Good example of a American Civil War period, Smith & Wesson Model 2, .32 calibre rimfire revolver. Good working action with a low serial number of 4114. Retains most of its original finish and has patent marks on top of the barrel aswell as cylinder. The pistol also has its correct fitting leather holster which the owner has scribed there initials to. Very nice gun.
SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD. MASS
Revolvers with serial numbers under 35,731 are considered to be civil war guns since they were manufactured before May 1st, 1864. All are 32-caliber rimfire with a six shot non-fluted cylinder. All were manufactured with rosewood grips and blue or nickel-plated finishes. The barrels are marked. The patent date is stamped on the cylinder and the serial number is on the butt. Each has a six inch barrel.
According to published sources, 77,155 Model 2 Army revolvers were made. To date, the serial numbers on observed specimens have not substantiated this figure, 76,642 being the highest number noted. Unfortunately, the Smith & Wesson factory records for this period are incomplete and do not give a comprehensive picture of production.