For other categories of collectable firearms, visit our , , and pages. We just had the latest of our Pacific Northwest Sixgunner gatherings this last weekend, in which 15 or 20 of us got together for a weekend camping trip in the Ochocos Mountains of central Oregon. Eventually, the time came when it was necessary for him to start selling off his guns, and I happened to hear about the sale early on. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already. Measuring the throats revealed diameters over. Therefore, in fall 1862 Daniel B.
Warner turned over 1513 revolvers, Pond 4486, Moore 3376 and Lowell 8682. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. The throats were a different story however. It still can be a little tough to nail down a specific year without a factory letter, because Smith did not always produce guns in serial number order. By the way, some Smiths have a lot of numbers on them. Serial numbers ranged from 1 to approximately 97,500. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history.
The grips are a little wore down at the bottom. It is still relatively easy to determine model and vintage at least approximately from serial number and other identifying characteristics such as caliber. They were made between 1853 to 1855 at a shop located in Norwich. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. Those little guns are very nice and quite reliable. Click on browse and it will open the picture files in your computer.
Also check out page 131 for your item. There was no standard for placement of the letter. I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age. That is when a new series with a C Prefix on the serial number began. None of my many reference materials show this particular gun. Current ammo is fine in your gun. Serial numbers higher than 1,000,000 have a V prefix for the Victory model.
For self defense, it is very near the equal of a. Production Year number 1865 1 - 9557 and over not confirmed 1866? I can now pass on this information to the family. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. We need the information regarding the latter to pin down the revolver's identification. Immediately a new company the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in which Oliver F. It seems that the gang member insulted the District Attorney in Clare, Michigan about 30 miles North and the main hide-out of the gang and had to hole-up in Mt.
To be fair, this short bullet was intended for use in the. He was stationed in Western Montana. That would put yours around 03-04? This model were mainly furchased by individuals as personal sidearm during the Civil War. I'll check the cylinder bore diameter and barrel bore. This basic, workaday revolver has spawned dozens of variants ranging from sophisticated target guns to rimfire trainers and small-game guns to compact, powerful magnums. If they have patent numbers on the barrel, please list them.
The founders were: Edwin Wesson, Joshua Stevens, William Miller, James T. Thanks for the additional information. There was no major leading observed when using the. Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. We are losing this flavor of shooting today.
Said its a 5 digit serial number. The above has no control over the condition of your firearms or your methods, components, tools, techniques or circumstances and disclaims all and any responsibility for any person using any data mentioned. Agnes sent this gun to Calamity Jane when Bill died in 1876. That version was made from 1910-1917, serial numbers 102501 to about 263000. Long story short -- with these bullets sized.
However, because of its impact on history, one of those variants deserves mention here. While there was no serious leading observed in the barrel, there were clear indications of bullet yaw in the targets, and occasional keyholes. Dad says the barrel is 6 inches or better long. Round finger hole lever action. Minutes later, my uncle tried to arrest the robber in front of a local hotel. Our inventory includes everything from the Civil War era Smith and Wesson. Five specific variations are noted below, not including the British.