Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army or 'Old Model'

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Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army or 'Old Model'  Guns > Pistols > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Pre-1899
Description: Serial # 8286*** was made in 1862. It's caliber is .32 Rim Fire. It is numbered below 10,000 and could possibly be part of the Kentucky order for the 7th Kentucky Cavalry. Here is a solid piece of History that you can hold in your hand and enjoy forever. I have fired it and it is tight and has an excellent bore - strong, shiny rifling.. ..Read on:

"Though it never received any large federal contracts, it was adopted at the state, unit and individual levels. Per Charles W. Pate, (Author and Historian) Kentucky ordered 731 Number 2 “Armies” late in 1862, and even more in 1863. He says that “Most,*** if not all, of the revolvers used to fill the Kentucky order were almost certainly under 10,000 in serial number.” He also lists individuals and units that used these revolvers, per records and personal correspondence. The 7th Kentucky Cavalry appears to be the only unit officially issued this handgun during the war. Among the most famous of users was future U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, who began his part in the war as Lieutenant Colonel and ended it with Brevet Brigadier General. Ulysses S. Grant wrote about him “his conduct on the field was marked by conspicuous gallantry as well as the display of qualities of a higher order than that of mere personal daring." Another name and legend from the Civil War who used the Number 2 was General George Armstrong Custer, who owned a pair of them. “Wild Bill” Hickok wore this gun the night he was assassinated while playing cards, his last hand now called the “Dead Man’s Hand” of Black Aces and 8s."

This gun *** 8286, may be one of those mentioned in the excerpt (above). It was made in 1862. You can have it for $1500. plus 65. for shipping ( I use Registered Mail for handguns because everyone who touches the package must sign for it. Diamond merchants use Registered Mail) This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped direct to you.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: S&W
UPC: Model 2 Army
Caliber: .32 (other)
Location: CA

Trades Accepted: No

Retired. Collect Winchesters, Colts, Case sheath knives and other stuff. Always open to other brands. Have C&R Collector's license.

Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 935541634
Seller Since: Jun. 2000
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is an FFL
City: Redding
State: CA

Shipping: $65.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
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