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Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 1st Issue (1-1/2 Old Model)

Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 1st Issue (1-1/2 Old Model)

Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 1st Issue (1-1/2 Old Model)

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Model Manufactuer Type Caliber
Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 1st Issue (1-1/2 Old Model) Smith & Wesson Revolver .32 Rimfire

About the Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 1st Issue (1-1/2 Old Model)

The Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 was Smith & Wesson’s second .32 caliber revolver, intended to combine the small size and convenience of the Smith & Wesson Model 1 .22 rimfire with the larger caliber of the 6-shot “belt sized” Model 2, which was introduced in 1860. Chambered in .32 Rimfire, its cylinder held 5 shots. It was produced in three varieties from 1865 through 1892, with total production exceeding 223,000.

The first issue of the Model 1 1/2 can be identified by its smooth cylinder (lacking fluting), and the square shape of the grip butt. Models were available in blued or nickel-plated finishes, and the majority were produced with 3 12-inch barrels. A less common 4-inch barrel variety was also sold.[1]

Serial numbers range from 1 through to approximately 26,300.

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