Dating a smith and wesson pistol
Cherry cut in strap to operate hook joint slotted to receive extractor cam. —Straight sides round top, circle of swing without thumb piece, straight face for firing pin impact. Side swing yoke jointed to frame forward of guard held in by yoke screw at stud swinging out to the left carrying cylinder on arm.
Stirrup cut shaped to receive rebounding main spring stirrup. —Made T-shaped, jointed in barrel strap forward of post cut, held in position by screw acting as pivot, raised lug on top of body acting as stop in lifting catch carrying rear sight slot, lug on bottom body acting as cylinder stop, angle projection forward of joint screw engaging catch cam holding catch in normal or latched position. Checked button at ends to raise catch in unlocking. MODEL I HAND EJECTOR—First Model 32 Caliber center fire cartridge. Top strap cut to receive split spring stop (after 1,000 manufactured blind dowel pin screw inserted from end of stop cut to hold barrel in place). Front end of strap shaped to match ribbed top barrel. Counter-bored to receive flanged head extractor with ratchet designed to allow hand to pass by tooth in carrying up. Round pointed nose inserted and pinned to place in slot allowing motion sufficient to result in straight thrust to primer guided by and through bolster bushing, with lug on top to operate split spring stop.
Back strap of tang cut to receive safety lever, slot through tang for lever to engage safety latch.
Frame post made flush with bolster face back circle swung from barrel joint hold with notch cut, lined with hardened shim to latch barrel catch, post extending through barrel strap forming rear sight.
Patented April 3, 1855; July 5, 1859; November 21, 1866. Reissue July 25, 1871; April 20, 1875; December 18, 1877.
Patented January 17, 24, 1865; July 11, 1865; August 24, 1869; February 20, 1877.
Strap slotted to receive frame post two piece catch held together by screw pinned to barrel rear of post slot. Counter-bored to receive flanged head extractor with ratchet designed to allow hand to pass by tooth in carrying up. Patented July 1, 1884; April 9, 1889; March 27, 1894; May 29, 1894; May 21, 1895; July 16, 1895.
Strap slotted forward of post cut to receive cylinder hook designed to hold cylinder in place on base pin. Center hold for extractor stem made pentagon shape. DETAIL OF DESIGN —Round butt, irregular shape side plate inserted from right side held in place with three small head plate screws (after 1,000 manufactured a large head screw added to hold plate at hammer cut) large S&W monogram stamped on side plate.
DETAIL OF DESIGN —Octagon shape with ribbed top jointed to frame at top strap latching to frame at bottom strap. Joint slotted to receive extractor “lifter” or cam. —Five chambers, grooved, with inserted gas ring, screw to free position on base pin. —Five chambers, grooved, inserted gas ring, screwed to free position on base pin held against lateral motion by lug on barrel catch.Reissue July 25, 1871; May 11, 1880; January 3, 1882. DETAIL OF DESIGN Designed as First Model with the following changes: —With extended arm to engage spring stop.MODEL 32 DOUBLE ACTION—Third Model 32 Caliber center fire cartridge.—Octagon shape with ribbed top jointed to frame at top strap latching to frame at bottom strap. Front sight driven in not pinned, made of steel 5″ and 6″ lengths, finished in blue nickel. MODEL 32 RIM FIRE CARTRIDGE 1,513 manufactured by Warner in 1863. Cylinder stop actuated through trigger engaging hammer at foot. Flat spring inserted in hand acting as combination hand and front sear spring. Stirrup cut shaped to operate first rebounding main spring latching in half cock notch as a safety against accidental discharge. Reissue July 25, 1871; April 20, 1875; December 18, 1877. Base pin screw into body of barrel forming cylinder bearing. —Flanged finger piece pivoted to frame held in normal position by V-shaped trigger spring operating rocker stop, front sear jointed to trigger held in position with hand pivot, center distance sufficient to give required double action throw to hammer.