S&W Model 1

S&W Model 1

The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was the first firearm manufactured by Smith & Wesson, with production commencing in 1857. It was also the first commercially available revolver to use rimfire cartridges instead of loose powder, ball, and percussion caps. It is a single-action, tip-up revolver holding 7 .22 Short cartridges.

In 1860, the Model 1, Second Issue was introduced with some significant changes. The Model 1, Third Issue followed in 1868, with notable alterations being a round barrel and a fluted cylinder. The Model 1 was discontinued in 1882.

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