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    Here is a nice Smith & Wesson "New Model - 1 1/2". Today is it's sale date from the S&W factory.
    I got it about 6 years ago at a militaria show. The previous owner requested information about it
    from S&W, and they replied with a letter, now in my possession with the gun.
    The revolver still has about 95% nickel plating.

    It is a .32 rimfire with a 3 1/2 inch barrel and rosewood grips, which are mentioned in the letter.
    They were made from 1868 until 1875, with 100,800 produced. This one was sold
    on March 28 1874 to "R.H. Kilby Co. Montreal, Canada".

    These are beautiful little pistols !





    Regards,




    Steve.
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    That has still got alot of Nickle on that sweet little pistol
    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    That has still got alot of Nickle on that sweet little pistol
    Thanks for sharing
    I think it must have been bought and stored away in a drawer for a long time..............................hardly used - if ever !






    Regards,




    Steve.

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    Steve

    Nice - very fine condition.

    Regards

    Richie

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    That thing is in much better shape than is normally see. Nice Pistol
    Mike

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    Nice mate, I've got one too, no where near as nice as yours and its missing a major part, I doubt I'll ever find a replacement part. Its serial number is 89405, I dont suppose the letter you have has a contact detail for finding out where my gun was sold to (Its in the UK now)



    Cheers, Chris.

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    Very nice Early S&Ws.....BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Quote by m3bobby View Post
    Nice mate, I've got one too, no where near as nice as yours and its missing a major part, I doubt I'll ever find a replacement part. Its serial number is 89405, I don't suppose the letter you have has a contact detail for finding out where my gun was sold to (Its in the UK now)



    Cheers, Chris.
    Hi, Chris,

    Nice piece - every bit as good as mine ! !

    Yours is older, as the serial numbers range from 26301 to 127100 between
    1868 and 1875 for this model. ( Mine is # 108652 ) This may give you a rough estimate......

    I can ask around at shows. I've sometimes seen older cylinders by themselves.
    You probably aren't too worried about it being nickle or blue are you ?
    I'll see what might turn up locally...............

    You can try to call S&W Customer Service at :
    1 800 331 0852. then 7 ( extension # ? ) I got this number off the internet,
    so I hope it's correct and functioning. They should be able to help with
    the date at least, over the phone.

    If you decide to get documentation from them, it may cost about $50.00 or so.

    Please report and let us know how you made out !



    Regards, Steve.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-02-2010 at 10:46 PM.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Hi, Chris,

    Nice piece - every bit as good as mine ! !

    Yours is older, as the serial numbers range from 26301 to 127100 between
    1868 and 1875 for this model. ( Mine is # 108652 ) This may give you a rough estimate......

    I can ask around at shows. I've sometimes seen older cylinders by themselves.
    You probably aren't too worried about it being nickle or blue are you ?
    I'll see what might turn up locally...............

    You can try to call S&W Customer Service at :
    1 800 331 0852. then 7 ( extension # ? ) I got this number off the internet,
    so I hope it's correct and functioning. They should be able to help with
    the date at least, over the phone.

    If you decide to get documentation from them, it may cost about $50.00 or so.

    Please report and let us know how you made out !



    Regards, Steve.


    Hi Steve, Yes, please keep an eye open for a spare cylinder, I think theres a slim to zero chance of me finding a spare in the UK!

    Cheers, Chris.

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    Hi m3bobby, contact mick at micks guns, he is based in the uk and im sure if has not got a cylinder at hand he could get you one, his web site makes a good read and he is a nice fellow to deal with, his web address is Micks Guns Home Page hope this helps
    regards paul

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