|Title||Smith & Wesson .22 Caliber Model 1 First Issue Revolver|
In 1858, Smith & Wesson revolutionized the firearms and ammunition industry with their Model 1 Revolver. It had a seven-shot cylinder for .22 caliber short rimfire cartridges. This small revolver was the first in a long line of Smith & Wesson revolvers. Since then the line has grown to include calibers from .22 to .500, capacities of one to ten shots, and exotic materials such as scandium and titanium.
(The above label text was prepared with the assistance of Roy Jinks and Peter DeRose for the opening of MOSH Freedoms Forge exhibition, pmj)
|Artist||Smith & Wesson Company, Springfield MA|
|Credit line||Gift of Smith & Wesson Company|
|Museum||Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History|
|On Exhibit||Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History|