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ID this Spur trigger revolver.

GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭

I am trying to identify this spur trigger revolver. )verall length is about 7 1/2 inches from the heel to the front end of the barrel. This has a one piece frame, spur trigger, and grip frame. the barrel, cylinder, hammer, and trigger are steel. The only markings I can find is a serial number (3017) on the bottom of the grip frame and the numbers 11 and 14 stamped on the grip frame under the left grip. The grips are a dark wood. The barrel is octagon, 3 inches long, and has a brass blade front sight. The bore appears to be about 28 Caliber. This uses a rimfire cartridge. This has a flip up loading gate latch also made of brass. As you can see it is missing a cylinder pin, sideplate, and the screw which also appears to screw into the hole in the hammer. Any info as to age, manufacturer, model, and approximate value will be appreciated.



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  • AdamsQuailHunterAdamsQuailHunter Member Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭

    2016 is the latest "Standard Catalog of Firearms" that I have - but the Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 and 1-1/2 look much like the one in your photos. I believe there were others who manufactured similar firearms.

    Best Regards - AQH

  • truthfultruthful Member Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭

    Smith & Wessons had iron or steel frames, not brass. Also, they did not have a loading gate. Cylinder was removed to reload.

  • navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭

    Definetly not a S&W. Hard to identify. The 1860 - 70's was a transition time from percussion cap firearms to cartridge firearms. Many cartridge firearms / revolvers were developed but most failed. Was hard to beat Colt and Smith & Wesson. Maybe a knowledgeable collector will show up.

  • thorhammerthorhammer Member Posts: 915 ✭✭✭

    Your pistol was made by Springfield Arms Company, and I have included some information on it. I don't know why your barrel is left blank on your gun, but the patent infringement might have something to do with it. I have looked through all the old pistols and this was the only match, good luck with it.


  • GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭

    Thanks thorhammer! Is there a model number for this? What publication did you find this in? I would like to read more about it!

  • thorhammerthorhammer Member Posts: 915 ✭✭✭

    found it in flayderman's guide to antiques, no model number or other references in the book. I Smith & Wesson number 2 is close but not exact, and they are in the $6 to $2,000 range. Yours is missing parts and trying to find parts is like what I had to do to find parts for a Stevens Visible loader, but a junk gun and use those parts, or if your skilled enough you can try and fashion parts yourself, much luck to you.

  • GunswapperGunswapper Member Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭
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