You are bidding on a Smith & Wesson Model No.2 Old Model Army .32 Rimfire Revolver. This was S&Ws first revolver over .22 caliber that was made from 1861-1874. Those with serial numbers below 35731 were manufactured before the end of the Civil War. This excellent example has low serial number 13579 and was manufactured during the very early years of the war. As described in Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms: “The Model No.2 was a popular personal sidearm with many officers and enlisted men during the Civil War. General George Armstrong Custer is known to have owned a pair of these…The notorious western gunslinger ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock, while marshal of Deadwood was carrying a Model 2 “Army” (as well as aces and eights) the night he was shot in August 1874.” .” This example is in a much higher grade of condition to those usually encountered, most of which show hard use and often abuse. Even the bore is in superior condition, exc. mechanically with very slight wobble barrel to frame hinge. (most of these are worn and loose), correct “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS.” Barrel marking with correct tiny patent date markings around the cylinder and matching assembly numbers on the frame and barrel. This especially early .32 caliber revolver is a particularly fine example with 6” barrel, lovely matching serial number rosewood grips and totally uncleaned, natural patinaed plum surface appearance. This is revolver was manufactured from 1861-1874. Antique firearm. NO FFL transfer or NICS background check required. Serial number is 13579.