A .32 SMITH & WESSON MODEL NO 1-1/2 FIRST ISSUE REVOLVER, CIRCA 1866, serial no. 17623,
with 3 1/2in. octagonal top break and hinged barrel, top rib stamped with the Smith & Wesson address and patent legends and dates to 1865, plain five shot cylinder, sheath trigger, grips removed, some minimal finish in protected areas
Provenance: This model of pistol was produced by Smith & Wesson 1859 to 1868 with a total production of 26,300, the addition of the 1865 patent date occured around the 15,500 serial range
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament