The observations made here are not the final work on the Model 2 Army.
Indeed they are only a beginning, but hopefully they will be a stepping stone to enable the next student to do a better job. Kittridge & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio" on the left side of the barrel. Recorded serial range 10627 - 40044 This type is the same as type 3 except for an increase in the size of the serial number stamps. Recorded serial range 37188 - 59680 This variation appears to be an attempt at economy as the final milling cut on the breech face was eliminated.
The J-frame Smith & Wesson revolver is a must-have carry gun in my book.
I’ve been carrying a model 642 as a backup both on and off duty for almost fifteen years now.
Smith Wesson 40 cal Sigma A powerful and economical pistol.
Smith & Wesson Gun History History of Smith & Wesson.
Attempting a research project, making a study, or merely observing is both a rewarding and a frustrating experience.
It is rewarding due to the new findings, the substantiating and documenting of theories, and the clarifying of known data.
The first delivery of #2s was made on June 22, 1861, a shipment of three revolvers with 6 inch barrels to J. An easy way to spot the new die is the absence of the period after "Smith" which was present in the old die, It is interesting to watch the breaking up of the old die.But even its failures–the models and configurations that have come and sometimes quickly gone–have always advanced the technology of handgun design and pointed toward the future both for handgun shooters and competing manufacturers alike. Historians are always leery of rankings and worry about confusing “most popular” with “most important.” My experience is that over the long haul the two concepts merge into “most influential”–that is, those things that have lasting effect on both the makers and the users and also point the way toward important future developments.As a hearty congratulations from Shooting Times to Smith & Wesson on its 150th birthday, here are my picks for the dozen most significant S&W handguns of all time with brief reasons why.For the sake of concealability, the stocks are tiny and even the rubber ones are hard on larger hands like mine when firing P loads.Another negative of small .38 Special revolvers is occasionally sticky extraction of spent brass.