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Old January 17, 2021, 01:05 AM   #1
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1855-1860 Smith & Wesson Possibly Model 2

I have a Smith & Wesson 6 shot revolver that I inherited from my dad. On the top of the octagonal barrel is "Smith & Wesson, Springfield Mass." Around the cylinder is "Patented April 3, 1855 July 5, 1859 & Dec 18, 1860" On the bottom of the grip is what I assume to be the serial number, 5591. It is .32 rimfire. After doing some research on the web, I have seen enough photos and descriptions that I'm fairly certain it's some variant of the Model 2, but would like to see if any of you guys can enlighten me further as to the details and particulars of this pistol. Perhaps an approximate date of manufacture and maybe some idea as to approximate value. My dad got it when his brother, my uncle, passed away. My uncle had gotten it from his dad, who had in turn gotten it from his dad. I'm planning on making sure my son or my grandson gets it at some point. I've got a couple of photos I can provide if need be. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old January 17, 2021, 09:45 AM   #2
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Photos needed.
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Old January 17, 2021, 12:40 PM   #3
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Photos of pistol in question

Here are a couple of photos. Not the best, I can get better ones if need be.
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Old January 17, 2021, 12:47 PM   #4
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Jim Watson, I have uploaded a couple of photos. They are kinda dark, I can try to furnish better ones if necessary. Thanks
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Old January 17, 2021, 01:42 PM   #5
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Old Model No 2 (No 2 Army) all right.
Serial number puts it in Civil War range of manufacture, 1861-1865.
Well known owners were Gen. G.A. Custer and J.B. Hickok.
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