Z Sold Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army revolver
Z Sold Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army revolver
Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army revolver - Click to Enlarge Image

Z Sold Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army revolver

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Smith & Wesson Model 2, six shot, .32 rf caliber revolver. It had the same power as the .36 cal. Colt Navy. It was introduced just before Fort Sumter, it was an immediate hit. Soldiers and civilians stood in line to buy them. Because of its military associations the Model 2 quickly picked up the nickname "Old Army". While the Federals never bought any at least one state government, Kentucky, procured 2600 for its cavalry and mounted infantry units. Officers like Ambrose Burnside and George Custer desired them, but company officers and soldiers appreciated them also. This one is in remarkable good condition. The grips are sound with no chips or cracks and still shows about 95% original varnish. It has a deep blue throughout and all metal parts are very smooth without any rust or pitting. This revolver is serial #12357 ship in March of 1861. The action works perfectly and locks up tight every time. The barrel hinge is solid and the latch locks up securely.The bore has very strong bright rifling with only light pitting. All markings are crisp and clear. The barrel is marked "Smith&Wesson Springfield Mass." “Wild Bill” Hickok, was packing one when he was murdered in Deadwood. This is a 6-inch-barreled “Old Model Revolver” shown with the infamous “Dead Man’s Hand” that Hickok was holding when Jack McCall shot him in the back of the head.  This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you in the USA or INTERNATIONALLY. Adult signature required. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.

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