The Smith & Wesson Model 1 ½ was Smith & Wesson's second .32 caliber revolver, intended to combine the small size and convenience of the .22 caliber Model 1 with the larger caliber of the 6-shot "belt sized" Model 2, which was introduced in 1861. 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. This example has an early serial number of 5,801. The revolver has a 3 ½” barrel with clear Smith & Wesson address and has a tight action and about half the original bluing remaining. There is some slight play in the barrel and frame lockup. The original varnished wood grips are in good condition. A nice example of an early cartridge revolver.
Inventory Number: HAN 183 / SOLD