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Title Smith & Wesson .22 Caliber Model 1 First Issue Revolver
Catalog Number CVHM-98.01018
Description 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
Object Name Revolver
Date ca. 1857-1860
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