SMITH & WESSON 1st Model “NEW DEPARTURE” .32 Safety Hammerless REVOLVER C&R
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Here we present a C&R Smith & Wesson 1st Model .32 Caliber Double Action Safety Hammerless Revolver, made circa the turn of the century with a production run of 1888 through 1902 in Springfield, Massachusetts with a serial number range of 1 through 91417.
This revolver was made to be a simple, compact and reliable firearm that one could carry in a pocket or a holster around the turn of the 20th Century. This revolver features an internal hammer design to remove risk of snagging or stopping the action. There is a grip safety built into the back of the grip frame. The frame is a top-break design that activates the automatic ejector. These are very nice features from the turn of the 20th Century! They were known as “The New Departure” to reflect the company’s new approach to designing revolvers.
The overall condition is near fine. Bright original nickel and case colors. Strong action. Reflective bore with nice rifling. Numbers match. Grips are in fine shape. The barrel has been cut down on this example to make it approximately the profile of the so-called bicycle gun, making a handy gun to stick in a jacket pocket.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 2 inches.
Caliber: .32 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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