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Old 10-11-2017, 02:41 PM
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I have a S&W Model 1 1/2 First Issue and the inscription on the top of the barrel reads: “Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass
Pat’d Apr 3, 1855 & July 5, 1859”

In most of the listing that I have seen for this model the inscription shows the first date as "Apr 3, 1859".

Can anyone verify the 1855 date? Thanks
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Apr. 3, 1855, is the correct date. If you saw 1859 somewhere, it was a misprint, or was not for Apr. 3rd. Ed.
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Thank you. I appreciate your reply.
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Your First Model 1 1/2 has the correct barrel address for a revolver manufactured prior to serial number 15,304. Between serial numbers 15,304 and 15,653 there was the patent date "Nov. 21, 1865" added. Neal and Jinks; revised 1975
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