The Sunday Smith is back!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

After a nearly 6 months hiatus I was very pleased see a new post at Tam’s The Arms Room. Her latest blog post in the Sunday Smith series covers the S&W Number 1 revolver.

S&W Number 1
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • B Woodman B Woodman on Oct 15, 2009

    I'm sure that was an advanced pistol design in its day, but that exposed trigger scares the bejeezus out of me.

  • Cymond Cymond on Oct 15, 2009

    Woodman, the exposed trigger doesn't matter much since it is a single-action-only gun. You must manually pull the hammer back before it can fire. Pulling the trigger while the hammer is down will have absolutely no effect.

    As a side note, I saw one of the old S&W 22 tip-up revolvers (re-nickeled) at a gun show about a year ago for just $100. That was before I knew what it was and I still can't stop kicking myself for passing it.