Here's and original Smith & Wesson Model 2 in very good condition. This .32 cal rimfire was a favorite among private-purchase item among soldiers on both sides of the Civil Warm who found it's quick-loading self-contained cartridges to be a distinct advantage on the battlefield. Even Mark Twain carried a Smith & Wesson rimfire revolver during his brief stint as an officer in the Confederate Army
This particular model 2 is in great shape with much of its original bluing intact; especially in the protected areas. It is all original and functional, and it's serial number puts it well within the Civil War era guns (examples with serial numbers lower than 35,731)
The action works perfectly and the cylinder locks up tight on full cock. This revolver is also nice and tight with none of the barrel wobble that effects so many other original Model 2's.
The rosewood grips are in beautiful condition and still retain most of their original varnish.
The model 2 was one of Smith & Wesson's earliest firearms; making it a must-own for any S&W collector. This excellent revolver is in great condition and certainly worth of even the most discerning collections.