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Old 04-21-2016, 03:23 AM
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I have obtained an old catalog of a type I have not seen before.
Can someone please tell me about it and an estimate date.
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This is mine. The cover is green.
TITLE: SMITH & WESSON
SPRINGFIELD = MASS=

DATE PUBLISHED: 1888

PUBLISHER: Springfield Printing and Binding Company. Springfield Mass.

COVER: First 3 1/2" has a Green floral design with the S&W logo in the center.
The remaining 5 5/8" of the cover is cream colored with SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS ON TOP. In the center is stamped 'FROM HARLEY & GRAHAM 17 & 19 Maiden Lane,
NEW YORK.

SIZE: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4"

NUMBER OF PAGES: 56 PAGES ONE PAGE IS BLANK.

DESCRIPTION: Page 1 has a target shot with a S&W Russian Model. Target has a score of 96 out of 100 shot at 50 yards.
First inside page is blank.
Page 1 is the inside title page: SMITH & WESSON MANUFACTURES OF SUPERIOR REVOLVERS,
SPRINGFIELD MASS. U. S. A. ( a rubber stamp impression reads "THE LONG RIFLE Windham Manufacturing. "RED" BOGGS 1783 E. MAIN STREET COLUMBUS, OHIO.
Page 2 reads OUR GOODS ARE GUARANTEED
Page 3 pictures a cut showing the Automatic Shell extractor.
Page 4 DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS.
Page 5 shows the New Model 32, No. 1 1/2.
Page 6 gives instructions on orders.
Page 7 shows the 32-44 Target.
Page 8 details their excellence of material and workmanship
Page 9 shows the shows the New Model 38, No. 2.
Page 10 has force and accuracy listed.
Page 11 shows the 38-44 Target.
Page 12 warns of imitations.
Page 13 shows the New Model 32.
Page 14 reads "Simplicity of Construction."
Page 15 shows the New Model 38.
Page 16 gives a detailed description of the New Departure revolver.
Page 17 shows the 32 Hammerless Safety Revolver.
Page 18 covers exchanges.
Page 19 shows the 38 Hammerless Safety Revolver.
Page 20 details the convenience of loading.
Page 21 shows the New Model No.3, or Army.
Page 22 details postage and registry.
Page 23 shows the 44 Frontier Revolver, single action..
Page 24 details Repairs.
Page 25 shows the New Model No.3, or Navy Revolver.
Page 26 reads, " This catalogue contains illustrations of our full line of models, with different lengths of barrels made. No other lengths of barrels furnished, and no work made to order.
Page 27 shows the 44 Frontier Revolver, double action.
Page 28 reads "All Claims for errors."
Page 29 shows the Model No.3, or Army Revolver with Extension Stock attached. For short range shooting. And, the New Repeating Rifle.
Page 30 details the directions for using reloading tools.
Pare 31 shows the Reloading tools.
Page 32 reads: If your Revolver does not work properly, mail directly to us, marked so that it can be identified. We remedy any fault in stock or work for which we are responsible, free of charge.
Page 33 shows special sights and the Hollow Brass handle screwdriver.
Page 34 thru 51 are a parts list of all the revolvers listed in this catalog.
Page 52
Page 52 duplicates page 1, it has a target shot with a S&W Russian Model. Target has a score of 96 out of 100 shot at 50 yards. The back cover, has the logo and address of the publisher.
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Thanks Don.
The pages in mine are the same...well sort of.

The 38SH page 19 I dated as the youngest gun in the catalog. Mine clearly has the 3rd model, 1890-1898.
I did have it down as early 1890s due to the 38SH.
The cover of mine is brown as it looks in the picture. Is it possible its the same catalog updated a few years later than yours.
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Yes
Too bad we can't do a page by page comparison.
Looks like I have another catalog to look for.
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Thanks.
We can do a page by page comparison. I will email you pictures showing every page.
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