CIVIL WAR Era Antique SMITH & WESSON No. 2 “OLD ARMY” .32 Caliber Revolver
Made During the Civil War Era Circa 1864 with HOLSTER
Here we present an antique Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Old Army Revolver, made circa 1864 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Smith & Wesson purchased the rights to the Rollin White patent for the bored through cylinder, which would forever change the development of revolving firearms. Beginning in 1857 they produced the Number 1, a 7-shot .22 rimfire pocket pistol, which was quite successful. This was fine for the commercial market, but S&W knew they could scale up their design for a pistol that could be worn on the belt in a holster. They began shipping their Number 2 “Army” Revolver, a 6-shot .32 caliber, just 2 months after the beginning of the American Civil War. Smith & Wesson continued to leverage their patent well beyond the war and they remained very popular with the public and on the frontiers. There was a total of 77,200 of these revolvers made during their production run from 1861 through 1874.
This one is especially interesting for its slotted grip frame, which was customized to accept a (probably wire) stock in order to give more stability to the user. It also comes in a wonderful black leather field flap belt holster. This is a very neat set!
The overall condition is very good. Strong action. Good bore. Nice rosewood grips with only average wear. This example wears an old refinish. The holster is in near fine condition.
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Barrel is 6 inches.
Caliber: .32 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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