- Type: Sell
- Country: Canada
- Province/State: British Columbia
- City: DELTA
- Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
- Condition: Excellent
- Model: No. 2 "Old Model"
- Action/Type: Revolver
- Calibre: .32 rim fire
- Listed: June 16, 2019 8:35 pm
- Expires: This ad has expired
The “Old Model Army” is one of S&W’s most famous early cartridge revolvers and although never officially adopted by either side of the civil war conflict, the OMA was carried by many officers as a secondary or back-up side arm. S&W had a monopoly on the breech-loading cartridge revolver due to their ownership of the Rollin White patent, but because of the relatively weak .32 cartridge it was not considered powerful enough as a primary side arm. “Wild Bill” Hickok and General George Armstrong Custer were owners of the S&W Old Model Army.
This specimen is perhaps the best I have ever had. It retains 90%-plus original blue, it has immaculate rosewood grips with 99% original varnish, a perfect action and tight hinge. It dates to before the end of the civil war (pre-1865) and yet it looks entirely unused. The top of the barrel is stamped “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS.” without the usual patent dates. Six inch barrel, bright, shiny bore and sharp rifling – almost perfect – chambered for the .32 long rim fire cartridge. It doesn’t get better than this! SN 34815, excellent -plus overall
. DISCLAIMER: All Old Guns Canada guns are sold as antiques and we do not make any representation as to the shooting safety of any of them. The guns should be checked by a gun smith before being fired. As antiques, they DO NOT REQUIRE A PAL however you must be 18 to buy. Please provide proof of age with purchase. Old Guns Canada is in business to satisfy our customers and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Prices are subject to GST and PST where applicable. Please be specific about shipping requirements, insurance, etc. Shipping is usually by mail, using the most economical methods, and the charge is a nominal $20. We ship as soon as your payment has cleared our bank.
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