This is an untouched example of a Smith & Wesson Model Number Two Army Revolver. Caliber .32 rimfire w/ 6-shot cylinder. 6" octagonal barrel. Blued finish with case hardened hammer and rosewood grips. The Model 2 was S&W's largest revolver during the 1860's with many seeing service in the Civil War and use in the American West. General George Armstrong Custer owned a pair as did Wild Bill Hickok. It's purported that Hickok was carrying his Model 2 the night he was killed while playing cards in August 1874. The serial number in the 73,000 range...circa 1873-74.
Overall, NRA Antique Fine Plus Condition with 85-90% original blue on the frame. The blue on the barrel and cylinder is there but turning over to a pleasing patina. Excellent markings throughout. Very Good screws and pins throughout. Hammer has mostly hazed over from silver to a brown patina with 10% case colors still visible. The rosewood grips are fantastic and completely untouched...still orangeish red in color with most of the original varnish intact. Note the eye-catching dark growth rings on the left grip. Action works properly. Barrel locks up to the frame well with some slight play. Fine bore with strong lands and grooves...still semi-bright. A very attractive looking No. 2 S&W.