SMITH & WESSON 32 SAFETY FIRST MODEL, double action revolver
Guns International #: 100920660 Seller's Inventory #: 22
Category: Smith & Wesson Pistols - Antique - Antique Revolvers - Cartridge
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First Name: Michael
Last Name: McKean
Country: United States
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S & W 32 SAFETY FIRST MODEL double action revolver, FIRST of it's kind concealed hammer (no hammer to cock and the weapon can only fire by double action) and a safety bar set into the backstrap which must be depressed by squeezing the grip, to fire the weapon. Nicknamed a "Lemon squeezer," the Safety 32 was produced from 1888-1902.
A significant detail of the First Model is the location of the knurled barrel release on the back center of the topstrap, rather than on the sides as in ALL later models of this pistol.
Three inch barrel, nickel plated. Very good rifling, minor pitting. Lockup is absolutely tight. Action is crisp and tight. This wea[pon has not been fired much. And it has been in my family collection for more than 30 years.
This model was officially called the New Departure and it is a great example of a major S&W evolution. Numbered 1-- 91417
Last patent date on the top of the barrell is 1885.
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: .32 SAFETY HAMMERLESS, FIRST MODEL (Lemon Squeezer)
Serial Number: 77502
Metal Condition: 85+%
Bore Condition: excellent
Item Location: WA