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 !