Checkered hard rubber grips are in Excellent Condition.
Comes in an original Smith and Wesson Box which has a label matching the configuration of this revolver.
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.
This is one of the first ones with the oval sideplate and the serial number is 753 which dates to Circa 1880.
Matching numbers on the frame, latch, cylinder, and the barrel.
It's in Fair condition with the lid hinge hanging by threads..complete with a good instruction label.
Price: 5 Antique: Yes Manufacturer: Smith and Wesson Model: 32 Double Action Pocket Revolver Serial Number: 753 Caliber: 32 Condition: NRA Antique Fine Plus Action: Double Action Finish: Nickel Sights: Factory Manufacture Date: 1880 Smith & Wesson 32 Double Action Revolver Serial Number 753 Description: This is a very early Smith and Wesson Double Action Pocket Revolver in .32 Caliber.This revolver marked the debut of the .32 S&W centerfire cartridge.The Smith & Wesson Model 3 was a single-action, cartridge-firing, top-break revolver produced by Smith & Wesson from circa 1870 to 1915, and was recently again offered as a reproduction by Smith & Wesson and Uberti.The first was the 1st Model Russian (the original order design), with the Russian Ordnance Inspector mandating a number of improvements to the design, resulting in the 2nd Model Russian, with a final revision to the Russian design being known as the 3rd Model Russian.Smith & Wesson nearly went bankrupt as a result of their Russian Contract production, as the Imperial government assigned a number of engineers and gunsmiths to reverse-engineer the Smith & Wesson design, and then began to produce copies of the revolver—both in their own arsenal at Tula and by contracting other manufacturers in Germany and elsewhere in Europe to manufacture copies of the revolver (a common practice at the time—Webley & Scott's British Bulldog revolver was widely copied, too, by European and American gunsmiths).To fill the order, Smith and Wesson had to take a 3 1/2" barrel from a Single Action Model 1 1/2 and install it on this gun.