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Make no mistake, the Preacher's little fixed sight revolver is one sweet little sixshooter.
It may be 70 years old, but it's been well cared for and well-oiled, without a trace of rust or pitting.
The revolver I found was a Model 34-1, or a .22/32 "Kit Gun".
A "kit gun" is a small handgun designed to be taken backpacking, camping, or hiking.
At some point in the past, some unknown gunsmith had done an "action job" on this gun and had taken just a touch too much metal off the double-action sear (fly), so the trigger would hang up halfway through the double-action cycle (as the trigger transferred from the fly to the hammer).
A little judicious welding and re-shaping of the double-action fly by my good friend Dave Ewer cured this little problem. The S&W .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905 (4th change) was made from 1915-1940, with almost 79,000 guns made.
The inexpensive ammunition and high quality craftsmanship made the little shooter an enduring combination.
There were some improvements over the years, and in 1957, the .22/32 Kit Gun was assigned a model number of 34. My Model 34-1 is easy to date as a 1968 revolver because it has no diamond on it's grips, and it does not have a letter prefix on it's serial number.
Both are age-browned and untouched, in an uncleaned condition with some patches of light pitting and blemishes overall. One gun has small chip at extreme top of hammer spur and lacks the ejector rod, located under barrel. The serial numbers indicate both were manufactured in 1865. Fry with the intriguing message - s/n "I received a Dispatch from Col. - The town had been overtaken by CSA forces a few days before, and was retaken by Union militia forces. JEB Stuart's forces arrived and demanded surrender of the town, followed by shelling. Reversed French-style interior is lined in purple velour and contains cleaning rod and cartridge block. Chapter 5 - Unusual Markings, for example: Kittredge, Oriental R. (Perhaps S&W were using up parts they had in inventory. Chapter 6 - After Market A change or modification: for example, rim fire/centerfire. After Market means anything that is not factory-standard. 28755: 6 inch barrel, blue that was converted to a .22 caliber. Chapter 7 - Presentation / Historical: Any firearm with a presentation or historical documentation Example 1: Historical [Courtesy of Norm Flayderman, Catalogue Item B678.] Serial Nos. Together with a rosewood case, the lid with vacant brass escutcheon. Note: The Model #2 (above) had a new frame but the hammer and trigger are plain rather than knurled.Chapter 4 - Inscribed/Engraved: A picture of the inscription or engraving. [From Butterfields Catalogue of The John Otteman Collection - SF 2001.] 3036 - Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model No. Each gun has matched engraving on left side plates, "JUDGE ORSON BROOKS / DENVER COLO." Visible on one gun is the stamped markings of the famous Cincinnati arms dealers, "B. (Markings are clear, but light.) Frame markings with name are excellent, showing wear consistent with the guns' age. 39807 is a .32 caliber, 6 inch barrel with a silver-plated finish. This is a matched pair of Smith & Wesson Model 2 "Army" .32 caliber rim-fire revolvers with 6 inch barrels.