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Smith & Wesson No. 1 Pocket Revolver

This is a S&W No. 1, 3rd issue pocket revolver in Caliber .22 short.  Its the third and final version of S&W's No. 1 Pocket....the company's first revolver introduced in 1857.  The third model was built from 1868-1881 and while the same mechanically, it uses a more stream-lined exterior with a round barrel, fluted cylinder, and rounded birdshead grip.  Standard blued finish with case colored hammer, and rosewood grips.

Overall condition grades to NRA Antique Fine++ with 90% original blue on the frame.  Barrel has flaked to 25% blue and cylinder retains about 50% blue...typical of most S&W's where the heat from firing caused the barrel and cylinder to flake.  Hammer has nearly all its bright original case colors intact.  Fine++ rosewood grips with 80% original piano varnish and some minor handling wear.  Perfect wood to metal fit with no chips, cracks, or repairs.  Bore needs a good cleaning...has strong rifling but some patches of rust.  Nice working action.  Barrel to frame lockup has a bit of wobble.  Excellent markings and edges throughout.

Item# 8737




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