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Old 12-16-2010, 09:33 PM
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I am a newbie to the Forum. I have had some old HE's for a
good while. But, I recently became the owner of a Model 2 "Old
Army". and all I know about it is on pages 70-71 of the S&W
Standard Catalog. SN is 22934 which dates it about 1863. It
has a 6" barrel. For its age, it cleaned up pretty good. Would
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum. You need to make the acquaintance of Ron Curtis' web site:

Smith and Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver

There's some great stuff there. Model 2s are becoming more valuable as time goes by, and even beat-up and incomplete guns are commanding prices of a few hundred dollars. Complete guns in ordinary condition are several hundred, and good examples can go for well over a thousand.

Feel free to post pics of yours. There is a thread in the Forum Office section of this board that tells you hows to use Photobucket to host images. Or you can just attach to your post images from the hard drive of your computer. For that you use the "Manage Attachments" button further down the message post page.
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Thanks very much David. I have visited Ron's site and
registered my Model 2. Charlie
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This is somewhat off the thread here, but I would like the Forum members to know that Ron Curtis has recently suffered a major stoke that has left him hospitalized for the last several weeks and he is paralyzed on the right side ( hemiplegic). That's the bad news, the good news is that with intense therapy Ron is gaining back some movement and has high hopes that he will be able to type and monitor his computer in a few more weeks. Keep Ron in your prayers, and if you come across more Model 2s, click on his website and ad the info to the data base. Ed.
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Very sorry to hear about Ron.
BTW, I see icons beside some names - NRA, US Army, etc.
How do you implant these?
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Very sorry to hear about Ron.
BTW, I see icons beside some names - NRA, US Army, etc.
How do you implant these?
Welcome to the forum. Go up to the top of the page and you will see "User CP". Click on that and then open "Edit your details" at the top left, scroll down the page and select your affiliations.
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Thanks hsguy. Have done so. Guess it will show up on this post.
Still don't know much about the 1863 Old Army. Charlie
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TStill don't know much about the 1863 Old Army. Charlie

Exactly what information are you looking for?

There's not much written on the No. 2 Old Army. Even Jinks and Neal only have about three paragraphs about them in their book. There is no indepth reference on the No. 2 but there are a few books that you can pick up bits and pieces.

I will say that your production date is more likely 1864 instead of 1863. I have one like yours in the 22000 range that has a presentation inscription dated April 28, 1864, and Jinks and Neal show the serial number range for 1864 as 15860-29358.

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You might wish to check out my website. If you would fill out the srurvey i t would be helpfull. eight seeks ago I recieved a new challange a stoke so the past weeks I have been in hospital an recovery center.
we our writing a book on the model number 2 army.This new challange I will make a renewed evert to get all of my information to Roy Jinks the Co author of the project.

The data base is at 3200 with over three hundred tied to istoricao events.

This is my first effort at the key board in 8 weeks.


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Ron: I posted my information on your Survey about
12/15 or so. Very glad to hear you are back in the saddle.
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Welcome back Ron! I'm new here, though have lurked for some time. I'll be filling out your survey asap.

I have a quick and stupid question regarding the old #2.... what is the rod that projects under the barrel just below center of the cylinder? Mine has a bit of wiggle in it and for the life of me I can't figure out what it's for.
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Normalizer:

That rod is for ejecting fired cartridges.

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That rod is for ejecting fired cartridges.

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That's kind of what I'd figured but I was sure it had to be something more technical... Thanks!
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